Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Art Journaling Page - "Everyone's the Same"

Challenge #3 "Everyone's the Same"

Elephants.  I love them.  Especially when they're all soft and cuddly.  And pink!

The latest challenge in my art journaling class (Falling for You, by Moira Richardson) is called "Everyone's the Same."  All the students were given the same black and white photograph that they had to use in their page.

Moira says, "The challenge is based on the idea that any group of artists given the same materials to work with will create a wide variety of different works."  There were a few other stipulations for our page, such as using only two colors.  But I forgot about that!  Oops!  Here's the original photo, on the right:

My journal page had been stirring around in my head for quite some time.  I was just able to work on it this past weekend, and like usual, it grew into something larger than my original thought.  I wanted to put the young girl (is that Moira?) and her brother on an elephant with the umbrella.  The image actually came from a book I read by Hillary Clinton, where there is a photo of Hillary and Chelsea riding on top of an elephant in Nepal.  

So my page didn't follow all the rules for the Challenge.  But I love how it came out!  


BeadedTail said...

Very creative take on the theme Deb! I like how your page turned out!

Erika said...

That's funny. The teacher in me likes the idea of giving everyone the same photo to see what they come up with for their journals.

I gessoed a couple of pages yesterday so I can play with my journal in a different way. I will have to see how I like it.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun challenge! I'm sure everyone's is different and awesome!
I love your pink elephant and all the colors you used :)

Rose said...

Fun idea for a challenge! Your page is so creative.

Athena said...

I love it, too. "I love pink elephants!" Hee! :)

Teddi said...

very nice! it looks like something out a children's book. isn't loving what you created the most important thingo break the rules or guidelines. i think they're only met to inspire anyway.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love what you did with this, Deb! great colors and use of materials!

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