Altered Book: black.magenta

"The longer I live
the more beautiful life becomes.
If you foolishly ignore beauty,
you will soon find yourself without it.
Your life will be impoverished.
But if you invest in beauty,
it will remain with you
all the days of your life.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

 How do you use black gesso? The same way you use white gesso! Be sure to shake well, and you will only need one coat to cover pretty much anything. After adding some images on the gessoed pages, I doodled with neocolors and (are you sitting down) journaled on the page. It's rare, but it happens. I wrote in pink gellyroll on wavy white lines, thinking through each phrase. I wrote about the creative energy that is going on, that the more art I do the more I want to do! This is the front inside cover of the book ~ it was originally an odd shade of burgundy. If there is one color I don't like, it's burgundy. But I loooooooove black.