January 31, 2009

Unmasking ME!!

Unmask uniquely U
Wow -- It feels like forever since I have psoted! I've had a mountain of homework, but also got caught up in the whole self-portrait thing going around LOL I'm not one to stick with just a drawing, so mine is incorporated into my journal page. I drew my image by looking in the mirror without looking at the paper -- mostly without looking at the paper LOL I was supposed to do without lifting the pencil, but I did cheat a but and lift the pencil.

My brother didn't care for the fact that I did'nt finish the eyes, but it seemed importatnt to keep them hollow and let the background show through. I couldn't figure it out until I sectioned off my page and started journaling, but it seems to represent a mask.

I am going to call this my face book LOL Every page will have a large face -- or maybe a collection of faces -- not sure there yet. Last year I saw this supersize wooden photo album at the thrift store that looked like it was straight out of the 70s; I couldn't pass it up. I want to get a few pages done before I figure out what I want to do to the cover. This had those magnetic film pages with cardbaord inserts. I peeled all the film off and am using the cardboard pages as my bases. They are large -- almost 12X14". I meant for my faces to cover the whole page almost, but so far they are ending up a bit smaller than I anticipated -- so I improvised with all the writing. This is new for me too. Almnsot almy journaling has been in one font mor or less -- so I tried mixing up some styles here.

This is also inspired by the "Taking Flight" book. I am so loving the whole patchwork paper background thing -- although I ended up covering a lot of it up here ...

11 comments:

Karen Owen said...

This is very cool, Karen! I love how you incorporated the face into your journaling.

kathy n said...

i love it! great job...you've inspired me to do more faces. i love how you've sectioned off the page to incorporate your journal making it even more "mask like" and puzzling...

Linda East said...

Oh Wow Karen this is awesome...you go girl...you are so talented and an inspiration to us all.

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Linda (Okla)

Babytreese said...

Very nice Karen! I love this idea. I think I'll give it a go! I'm not an arteest or anything ;=) but have been fooling around with drawing faces ever since I found Miss Suzi Blu on YouTube. Thanks for sharing!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Your face works perfectly with the journaling. It's nice to see you posting again

Joanne

Wabbit said...

Looks great! I think that the blank eyes look ethereal. Only you could use such light colors and still get the grungy look! Very nice to see a new post from you.

kathy mc said...

Great spread Karen.

Judy Streger said...

It's good to see you doing some art again.

"Sam" said...

Besides being a wonderful page, I'm insanely jealous of your thrift store find! I just love the little treasures that find their way into our lives.
Sam
PS I went to Boulder Xpedx this week and they have a huge area of stacked stuff with a sign that says "make us an offer". Turns out they'll take $1 for almost anything. Box of 500 envelopes, 8 huge sheets of handmade paper, etc. Yeeehaw!

jackie said...

Ah - your own "Facebook"! Very clever! I just received "Taking Flight" - hope my art will flow as well as yours!
hugs,
jackie

jackie said...

Ah - your own "Facebook"! Very clever! I just received "Taking Flight" - hope my art will flow as well as yours!
hugs,
jackie