This week I wanted to do something to honour the group of amazing ladies I met doing an on-line course through Kelly Rae Roberts. I thought I would do a community art journal page. This community of women has been wonderful to each other right from day one. Being a part of a group of like minded artists with similar business goals was a gift all on its own but the way everyone jumps in to offer unconditional support (especially with the difficult things life throws at us) has been pretty special. They are all like a warm blanket on a cold day.
With Spring here (or attempting to be here, the sun was out today, YEY!) I thought I would use some brighter colours. I stretched myself a little and used pinks and yellows which I tend never to gravitate towards. I grabbed papers from my scrap stash and ripped different shaped houses and then applied them with an artist’s medium.
I then used my navy sludge to paint the night sky. Why is it night time in my community? Not sure, maybe it’s because I tend to catch up with them at night once the kids are in bed, haha. I applied drops of yellow India ink to represent stars (and the ladies).
I outlined each of the houses with a watercolour crayon and painted the houses or just the edges to give the paper a more painted effect. A couple of them it was to add colour as the paper was white.
I re-emphasized and added texture with the word “community” down one of the houses with some mini alphabet stickers. ( I add medium over any stickers I use when painting, btw).
What is a neighbourhood without flowers? I added some Miss Carolina rub-ons from My Mind’s Eye to add a little greenery and finishing touches.
Last but not least I took a white china marker, (that will basically write on anything)…
and wrote out the definition of community as it relates to my ladies. Here it is finished.
Strange as you get older and maybe wiser, you realize the importance of community. Have any of you found that as well?