Sunday, February 8, 2015

14 Days of Love - Day #8

Today's prompt may confound some of you.  Some of you may know instantly what you want to do. Others may have to ponder this for a bit. It is simple, really.


This prompt is not unlike selecting a touchstone word for the year.  We want you to find one word that expresses love to you or that is meaningful to you in a loving kind of way. Express it artistically, literally or however you want to do it.

You can make an entire journal page about this single word, use that same word over and over, create art around the word or incorporate the word as part of you art.  Whatever it is that you decide is perfectly fine...because it will be meaningful to you.  No other explanation is required, right?

Here's our take on this prompt.  We hope you can draw some inspiration or find a path all your very own.

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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON - Created on a 4x6" lined index card with red acrylic paint. Drew out my word "Love" in a black wax pencil, drew inside with big white stampin' marker. Added some red dots on the white with red ink joy pen.  Love rules!

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LYNN JACKSON - My word "Faith" is actually my word of the year for my grandson Jackson Paslay who has autism and my faith is he will handle whatever life throws at him and so far so good. He is my heart. 

I used a piece of cardstock with words on it and letter stencils painted in craft smart premium satin in Pacific Coast. Satin paint is a joy to work with. Stamped over the paint with a circle stamp in black. Used my white Signo Uniball pen to do the dots on the arrow and the stamp images. This page was a joy to do. Thanks for looking.
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BETTY RICHARDSON - Nothing shows or says "love" to me like RESPECT.  The respect we give, the respect we earn.  And tying in with my focus word of the year (simplify), I really made this one rather simple.  Created on a recycled junk mail, extra-large postcard as a tip in for my journal.  Black acrylic background, circle stencils "ghosted" with a touch of white acrylic  and a cosmetic sponge, and then one big pop of red acrylic. To me the circles represent the joining of hearts and the red, of course, love.  Hand lettered with a bold, white Signo Uniball pen.  I intend to coat this with some matte medium but wanted to let it dry really, really good first.  Sorry the black didn't photograph that well, but it is a nice, dark and rich color.

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MELODY ELZY - My "one word" is PASSION.  Created with red cadmium deep red hue, Quin magenta, gesso, titanium white and washi tape. Spread with a spatula and accented with the edge of a gift card.  I chose this word because I am passionate about creating art.

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So there you have 4 different words, four different expressions of love.  Show us your one word expression of love by posting to our February photo album at Artful Journeys.  Remember to add a brief description of your process and mediums used and the post will automatically show up on the group feed.

Keeping it artful,

Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn

1 comment:

  1. Good job girls. I love all the words. This was so much fun to complete


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