"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fate Luck Chance

Visual Journal pages using Dylusion Inks, Molotow markers, Prismacolor pencils, black gesso, matte medium, and collage.
When working with Dylusion Inks, which are NOT waterproof, it is important to note that if you are going to add collage elements or any wet medium, the inked areas must be sealed to avoid color bleeding.   In this journal, I created backgrounds on all of the pages using the Dylusion inks because I love the vibrant colors.  Then, I applied matte medium with a roller to seal.  I used 2 thin coats, drying between coats.   The beauty of this method, is that once you have applied the medium, any further marks can be removed with a damp cloth without distrubing the background.   So, if you make a mistake or want to change something that you have done with marker or pencils, you can do so quite easily.  This works less effectively with permanent markers, if they are completely dry, but early on, there is a chance to change your mind and "erase."   I use baby wipes to do this while I am working.

The text on the pages reads:
That's life.... a long series of little questions that lead you from one moment to the next, never waiting for you to catch your breath.  And in the end it all comes back to three basics:  Fate...Luck...Chance.

In my Art Journals, text becomes an element of design, leading the viewer through the composition, and lending interpretation to the narrative.  

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Working in my journal with Dylusion ink, black gesso, Prismacolor pencils, matte medium and collage, while revisiting some of my favorite quotes about fear.
Social control is best managed by fear, the parent of cruelty and the enemy of logic.
Fear is a Liar.  To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.  

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