#Allthecolor

I’m over winter.  Completely and totally over it.  I am over the cold temperatures, the bare trees and the gray skies.  It seems like winter may just never end around here, so I decided to focus on color in my art journal this week.

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My inspiration for the art journal page this week started with the sun and for my desire to see it!  I sketched out a sun and some sun rays in my book, but then decided that I would rather it not be a typical sun.  One look at my crafty pegboard will tell you that I appreciate all things rainbow, so I grabbed a rainbow variety of acrylic paint from the Handmade Modern line at Target.  I used the array of colors and some light blending to create rainbow beams shooting out from the sun.

Knowing that I wanted the “sun” to be unexpected, I decided to paint the center black.  (This seemed to fit well with the darkening skies outside my window).  I did not really like the harsh line that defined the sun, so I used black and white floral pieces to cover up the line and to add another unexpected element.  They sure did pop off the page with all that contrast!img_3551

 

In order to look for the perfect quote for my page, I did what I often do and turned to Google.  I simply googled “Quotes about Color” and then clicked on the “Images” filter at the top of the page.  I was treated to such a wide variety of quotes that I wanted to include as many as possible!  I chose my very favorite quote to be featured in white writing in the center of the black sun.  Then, using some messy handwriting, I added the rest of the quotes as beams of inspiration coming out from the colorful array of light.

I love #allthecolor and I try not shy away from it, especially when working in my art journal.  While this was a relatively simple page, the time spent reading quotes about color and the love of color really perked me up on a bleak winter day.

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Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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