Personality

The March 5 Artful March prompt is "Personality" and my interpretation is a personality trait I wish I had more of: seeking the good in all things.

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Some of this piece might look familiar. I actually used the watercolor painting I did on Day 2. 

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I really liked the painting, but it felt a little disjointed to me, so I deconstructed it, and cut up the flowers. I looked through my stash of ephemera I've already created and found a hummingbird I painted several years ago and never used in my journal. It was a match made in heaven for these flowers.

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I used my little upcycled journal and covered the spread with gesso and let it dry. I added color to the background with Faber Castell Gelatos, then removed some of the color with a baby wipe and a stencil. I did some random stamping with a green Archival ink to give tone-on-tone texture. I glued my flowers and the humming bird to the background with gel medium and sealed the entire page with a light coat of same gel medium and let it dry. Once it was completely dry, I went over the flowers with Faber Castell Big Brush markers to add vibrancy and shadows. The pens are India ink, which is permanent when dry; but when wet you can move the ink around with your finger or a baby wipe. The India ink brightened the page and the shadows added so much dimension. I finished the page off with some highlights from my white gel pen, and a stamped title that I outlined in the white pen.

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May we all seek the good.

<3 Mindy