Sunday, 17 December 2017


Our prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures this week was to use a quotation. As it happens I have used quotes on every single spread I did for the Adventures this year and on most of my other art journal pages. I love words on my pages and quotations are a great way to add them. I also collect them, either cutting them out or writing them down manually, and also adding them to a digital Word file. That means I always have lots of choice which one to add. Therefore it seemed appropriate to use a quotation about choice for this spread, done in an A5 journal.
The quotation I used is by John C. Maxwell and it reads: "Life is a matter of choices and every choice you make, makes you". I decided that Frida Kahlo was a great way to illustrate those words.
For the background I used acrylic paints and S433 Amsterdam 6 stencil by Stencilgirl, designed by Nathalie Kalbach. I collaged on a collection of text (some vintage) and added some self adhesive stickers from my collection (the circles are by Robin Marie Smith). I also added some stamping with a text art foamie called Writer's Block designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
I then spray stencilled on Frida's face using the large stencil from the September 2013 Stencilgirl Club. The other Frida figure on the left comes from a set of Artists Notecards (produced by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild) .
The words of the quotation are a mix of words cut from magazines and letters from a self-adhesive alphabet set. Finally I did some outlining with black and white markers and the pages were done.

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful quote and collage art!


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