Saturday, 1 May 2010

Symbolic self portrait


This is the second page I have done in my special journal for Pam Carriker's Journalling 365 workshop. The symbolic self portrait was done in conte creayon, you create the highlights with a kneadable eraser. I have never used a conte crayon before in my life and it is quite different from any other medium I have worked with before. The whole process took me well out of my comfort zone but is well worth exploring further. Pam is a brilliant teacher!

14 comments:

LiveArt said...

Wow, that's awesome, what a cool technique! love what you've done here!!

Linda

Diane said...

Wow, this is an amazing piece, Astrid! Fantastic! Diane

Dianne said...

It's amazing...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Astrid, this is so dear, wise, youthful and you. I can feel your sweet presence in her. This is a grand thing. I am excited to know of this journal. I send you light and blessings.

Diane said...

Congratulations, Astrid! I have chosen your wonderful piece as Art of the Week this week on Mixed Media Monday! Diane

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid das ist fantastisch.
Einfach grandios.

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Well, you did a great job out of your comfort zone ;-) Beautiful, and love your journaling !

indybev said...

This piece is remarkable, Astrid! I'm off to learn more about the technique now!

WrightStuff said...

Astrid this is really stunning - I must have missed it when I did my usual 'rounds' at the beginning of the week. A well deserved winner of the Art of the Week title, congratulations! You should keep going out of your comfort zone if this is what you produce!

Dawn said...

S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R!!!!!!
Astrid this is AMAZING, your Journal pages are so A-L-I-V-E!

Lisa said...

Wow - absolutely stunning. Beautiful work.

artymess said...

Beautiful work Astrid .....she is stunning and so serene ....what are Pam's classes are they online ?.......Lorna

Terri Kahrs said...

Astrid, you may say that using the crayon took you out of your control zone, but the results are superb! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, I'm sorry I missed this exquisite portrait during the challenge. I happened to see it as "art of the week" at MMM and was blown away by its beauty. An amazing piece of art.

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