Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Glue it Tuesday #16 - Don’t be so Hard-headed


I haven't been using my 2013 art journal for about a month.  Either I’ve been making new journals (and not using them yet) or using index cards to express myself.  Because I had a little time to myself Saturday morning, I decided to draw a face on a blank page in my journal.  I'm surprised to see the proportions came out correctly - usually I make big fat lips!

basket of words
I found this phrase, "Don't be so hard-headed" in a basket I keep for words and phases only.  For some reason, it seemed to fit my mood.  But then, what does that mean?  So of course, I had to look it up.  Yahoo answers says hardheaded is someone who won't change their minds easily.  I guess that's me, but I've been feeling more like I'm carrying the weight on the world, and I don't have to.  Or maybe I do?  You see the dilemma I'm in... 


I went into my scrap box and found some magazine images I liked, and glued them down.  There’s those big lips that I usually draw!  Isn’t that amazing - I didn’t even realize I had chosen them until I had already written about them!  I surrounded my face (is that me?) with the insides of an envelope, and finish the page off with different kinds of watercolor (regular, pencils and crayons).  


Catch what other art journalists are gluing, over at Aimee's blog, Artsyville.

15 comments:

artatag said...

Great quote. Love your page!
Cheers
Gabriele 8

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I dunno... she doesn't look hard-headed to me!! I think she looks sweet and kind and sort of fragile! Love the braid!

Cheryl said...

Wish I'd learn to paint faces, but there's always tomorrow! I shouldn't be so hard-headed, right? :)

Susie said...

I adore her.

Linda said...

here from GIT. Love your portrait and the fun collage bits. I love having a stash of random sayings and words and just pulling something to use. Amazing how often it works!

betsy said...

Thanks for sharing your process. I love the resulting page!

Deborah Weber said...

Oh I love art and all the added bits - perfect!

BeadedTail said...

That drawing turned out great! You did a wonderful job with her face! Hope all is well with you! Miss you!

Paper rainbow said...

What a fabulous idea to keep a word basket! I MUST do that!!! Thank you so much for inspiring me in to action :)

Marit said...

I love how we unconciously draw or grab certain images (like you did with the lips) I keep my words/phrases in a plastic file but that does not always work easy... I might try a basket as well. Happy "Glue it Tuesday" on Wednesday ;)

Phoenix Peacock said...

Loving how this all came together. Those lips!!! haha.
I have a word box and an image box. Usually they are over-flowing! Guess that means I just need to buy more glue :)

Natashalh said...

Great message! I could post this on the fridge for myself...

Memories for Life said...

A great reminder for us all sometimes :)

pasqueflower said...

Great page! I've been (justifiably) accused of being hard-headed sometimes.

Judy Nolan said...

I think that when you poke fun at yourself, that makes you considerably less hardheaded than you'd think! :-) I love that the thin lips on the figure match the sentiment of hardheadedness, though.

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