Sunday, January 17, 2010

January Journal day 16 - Butterfly Kisses

Howdy Friends,

Above is a two page layout in my January Journal. I'm still playing along with Misty Mawn's January Journal prompts. Last week was become your favorite artist. When I went searching the web for inspiration and ideas I went to Picasso first and some how ended up with Andy Warhol. I love the artwork by both of these artists. I wanted to do a page emulating Misty as I love her style but I'm just so intimidated by faces. When I think of Misty I see beautiful and sometime solemn faces in my minds eye. I went searching for inspiration again and found two paintings by Warhol that came together for me; Butterflies and Lips. These two paintings together spoke to me of "butterfly kisses". Soooo, I created the layout above. Wanting to make it my own I used collaged and stamped butterflies and I had so much fun looking through an InStyle magazine to cut out lips. Look closely and you will see there are both male and female lips shown.
Closeup of butterflies page:

Closeup of lips page:

I then journaled around the pages about my idea of "butterfly kisses".

kitty whiskers brushing my cheeks



a puppies wet nose

an early morning snuggle

a glance across a room


a whisper

a forehead kiss

a wink


Next weeks theme is mixed media. Looking back at my previous pages it seems most of them already are mixed media so I will have to think on this one. I think her challenge is to stay with one medium each day. Will I stay with one medium for one page and another for the next? Will I be able to do this? We'll see...

Who inspired you to create something and make it your own today?

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Yourself,



Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Such juicy and sexy lips :)
Love how you play with the background.

Martha Lever said...

Nice pages, Tess!!! I am trying so hard to draw and paint lips like that!!!!

Linda said...

Thank you very much for leaving me such a kind message Tess - I really appreciate it.

Your journal pages look great...and I love the words you wrote; they made me smile.
Linda x

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your site, and I'm a fan...and a follower. I love to express myself both visually and verbally. I think you may like my stuff too. Have a nice day!

Anne said...

Hi, Tess! What a beautiful, creative page! I love the "butterfly kisses" theme. And the colors are delicious! :-)