Monday, 28 February 2011

Have your own style.(she was never a follower of fashion!)

Over at UK Stampers the journal theme for this week is fashion. I have never really been a follower of fashion ..rather spend money on art stuff! I dont like the fashion magazines and tv programmes which criticize what people are wearing as I think everyone should have their own style. So using the words fearless, controversy, signature style I had fun playing around with various magazine images and cut out painted stars on this page. The background is painted and I have added pastels and charcoal over the paint to give it more texture. I ran out of gesso so just used thinned down white paint to bring it all together.

While I was waiting in the van on the school run I did this quick sketch in 5 mins...its not bad and the moral is always keep a sketchbook and pencil with you for when you have a bit of time to spare.


Sarah said...

great page. I don't do clothes either. well, I do WEAR clothes :D !! but it's just jeans and a hoodie for me most of the time, nothing fancy.

Palma said...

It's a VERY vibrant piece, Lorraine and I think that you have transmitted your feelings into the page.

I am not a follower of fashion,either. i prefer to to be me and to suit my own tastes, rather than be a 'sheep' of fashion.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I totally agree!
Everyone should be happy with what they wear--an extension of their personality. The U.S. is swamped with those awful shows about people and their clothing...I find them mean and boring, not to mention it teaches a narrow view to younger folks.
So here is to Your Art! Hip Hip Hurrah!
Your own rocks.
So do the art supplies we can buy with the extra cash... :-)


Martina2801 said...

Both are fantastic, Lorraine! You´re a great artist!

GP Marketing said...

YOu are most prolific these days. I like the shoes in your journal page, but wouldn't want to have to wear them, a pair of wellies suits me better. xox Corrine

dosfishes said...

Oops, used the work email. xox Corrine

artistamyjo said...

love the Collage and the sketch too!
Hugs, Amy

Yvonne said...

Yes, I agree...everyone should hve their own style, whether it is fashion, home decor, or art. Your piece said it in a nutshell.