My latest page in my art journal is an experimental one (aren't they all when you're playing with new materials?).
I didn't want to collage so much on this one but I had to add a paper border because there was an ink splotch on the top edge which needed covering up. That aside, I knew from the outset I wanted to just draw and doodle on this page. What I wanted to try out this time, was how painting acrylic ink over itself would work. And though it's not obvious in the above photo, I painted inside the large swirl in a paler blue. And it was a resounding success, a nice even coat, straight over the background.
The words are from a song of my youth. Absolute by Scritti Politti. I have an eclectic taste in music (doesn't everyone?) but my unashamed default is pop. Scritti is the band I hooked onto as a teen. Their lyrics were like poetry to my young mind. "Where the words are vodka clear, forgetfulness has brought us near". Somehow, I have a feeling that a few more of their lyrics will find themselves onto my pages. If only because they are so evocative of my growing up in the eighties.
Until next time