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Art Journal: Mirror

“It's the spectator, and not life,
that art really mirrors.”
Oscar Wilde


I've been altering a book into an art journal, as you probably know, and this page started with a background I made a few months ago and a photo that no longer spoke to me! So I painted over all of that with greys, blues and off-white. Then I painted an impromptu girl using just three colors, adding more color to the brush without wiping any of the paint and refining the shape only with color. Then collage and the thought that maybe the page was about looking in the mirror, but who knows? I never really know what my pages are about. See more pages from The Noticing Journal

This is my art for DAY THIRTEEN of ART EVERY DAY MONTH. November is Art Every Day Month (AEDM) hosted by Leah of Creative Every Day.

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Reader Comments (4)

Beautiful Tammy. Hugs xx

11.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDion Dior

I love this... wow, what a great way to approach art journaling... just paint over it!

I work with books, too, though I have never altered a book and kept it intact with the binding and all. I had a comment on my blog complimenting my work with the comment, "but I could NEVER alter a book."

I look at altered books and art using books as ALTAR ed Books.

As I told my Mom, a non-believer - when I reuse books that would otherwise just sit unopened on the shelf, I make them come to life. People actually LOOK at the pages and discover newness from them.

Or something like that.

Reminds me I should write a blog post about this!! LOL.

i love how the free flow feeling there is to your paints. mine always seem so purposed and planned. i guess the differences is what keeps art always fresh with new challenges. beautiful work.

11.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Love this colour combination. Love the way this spread is mainly the Titan buff colour and the feel that gives the spread. The girl is gorgeous. These are my favourite colours at the moment.

11.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatashai

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