Artful Intentions: Week 8

The past few days here in the California Foothills have been gorgeous! Uncharacteristically warm for this time of year – into the 70’s! I actually golfed twice in three days for the first time in a long time! Big rain storm on it’s way though – which is great because we still really, really need the rain.

Cilenia’s Week 8 challenge to me was to

  • Use drips or sprays
  • Use the same image multiple times
  • Journal something I’ve learned about myself recentlThe little devil! I had to think long and hard about this – was there something deep and profound I recently discovered that I could use as inspiration? Hmmm. There’ve been so many emotional upheavals since the beginning of the year certainly I could find something? Couldn’t I? Honestly, my mind was just blank and I started to panic as today’s due date drew closer. In an effort to distract myself … okay – busted. In an effort to further procrastinate, I scanned in a bunch of artwork – Gelli plate papers, paint and ink markings, spray ink and watercolor drips, etc. When I started the process of preparing the scans for use in Photoshop, I realized I was over-thinking Cilenia’s challenge. I could employ some of the same tricks I use when staring at a blank art journal page without an idea as to how to begin. I made Photoshop brushes of my scanned artwork and then, just as I would on a physical page, started painting them randomly on a new document. In a short time – a really short time, I had two artsy background papers – click one for a closer look

Then I used a round shapes to digitally “punch” circles from a scan of one of my favorite Gelli plated deli papers to create “flower”. I added some floral brushwork I made from my scans; some doodles, some of the spray ink and watercolor scans, a scrap of torn notebook paper, more doodles …. and there it was! What I learned about myself surprised even me!


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  1. Hannah

    Love the colors!!!

  2. Karen

    Vicki, this is just awesome. How creative! And I love the meandering process you used to get there.

    • Vicki Robinson

      Oh, Karen! Thanks SO much! I’m glad you like it1 And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Tammy

    Love what you came up with…but didn’t expect anything less from the Miss Creative Vicki!

    • Vicki Robinson

      Lol! Thanks, girlfriend!


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