Monday, 28 March 2016
This is the last time we will use the March theme for The Documented Life Project 2016 which was: Seeking Treasure - finding value in the small things. Our art challenge this week was: celebrate white space.
I started with the background for which I used quite subdued colours (for me) as I felt it was about time some of those paints got an outing. I also used two stencils for that background: the large stencil from the August 2014 Stencilgirl Club and the medium one from March 2015.
I also added rubber stamping with 2 different stamps: the Amonite from Stampotique, designed by France Papillon, and a text stamp about art from Stampers Anonymous. I also added black rub-ons and stars. Once the entire spread was fully dry I used the grid stencils from Stencilgirl to mark out squares in different sizes on the pages and then filled in the remaining space with white gesso. Again it's a good idea to let this dry completely before outlining the squares again with black markers.
The final touch was the quotation which I think originates with someone called Paul Biedermann: "negative space is the audible silence of the visual world; never diminish the importance of white space". I feel this is true of life as well as art. We all need white space in order to take a breather.
Finally I also wanted to let you know that I probably won't be here as regularly as normal this coming week. I have no idea how much internet/wifi I'll have on my journeys (there is a hint of my destination on these pages) but I do know that I don't want to spend time online when I could be out enjoying myself so you might get pictures here or you might not. If not, I will of course share some images with you when I get back. You may also get quick posts with just pictures and no writing. To sum up, my online presence will be sporadic or even non-existent while I'm having fun.