Ink Play

❝It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.❞
〜 Ian McEwan

Writing the same words or set of words over and over serves many purposes. Like any form of drawing lines it improves hand coordination. And it is relaxing. The result is something abstract that can be cut up to add texture to your art journal pages. Words can be treated like hand-painted papers or patterned scrapbook paper in collages. I've already cut part of this page for my altered book art journal.

Now you know the story "behind" the black and blue circles collaged onto this art journal page. The full page spread can be found in Art Journal: Capture Poetry.

Upside down it looks pretty much the same.

9x12" watercolor paper, india inks, Japanese ink block

"Unwritten" {by Natasha Bedingfeld} bounces around my head constantly. I love the lyrics so much that I write them over and over, like poetry or some sort of mantra. These are not the complete lyrics or even accurate lyrics, just what went through my mind all messy and jumbled like the letters.

I drew the circles and wrote the words using a calligraphy pen and a pointed nib, with two inks... Dr. Ph Martin's black and J. Herben Bleu de Pervenche. Then I moved to the Japanese ink block and brushes from Tokyo {here's what that looks like} and brushed with ink from the block and with clear water.

AEDM: Artwork for Day 16 of Art Every Day Month facilitated by Leah of Creative Every Day. Catching up on my posts!