Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Driven to Abstraction

I think my recent Gelli printmaking frenzy has put me in an abstract state of mind.  After months of churning out characters for my 365 in 2013 project, I feel myself needing a little break, even at the risk of falling terminally behind.  There is something intriguing yet restful about working in abstraction; the wabi-sabi approach provides a much-needed counterbalance to my usually detail-oriented work.

There's no theme or "point" to this journal page other than to fulfill a need to simply play with color, line, pattern, and texture.  There were several moments in the creation of this page that I thought "Well, that ruined it" but I kept going until I reached a natural stopping point.  I loved making this page so much that I am considering doing more pages like this (a lot more) or devoting this year's Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) challenge to just making abstract cards.  

10 comments:

Anne said...

Love it a lot! Lets go for ICAD abstract...

Dawn said...

Awe Michelle what a gorgeous, vibrant and playful page, I LOVE it. Lol, I have pages and pages of 'play' in my journals that I have not found the heart to add to yet!! I totally agree with the need sometimes to just play with colour with wild abandon. It is so good for the soul don't you think?
Huge hugs x

Connie Rose said...

I love this, I love abstract work. Hope you're having a good week, my friend. Hugs.

Susan King said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the mix of paint, paper and ink.

Boo said...

I love it... It's just color and texture!!!

Jennifer Shelby said...

I like where your abstraction is going - and what's the point of a challenge if you don't fall 'terminally' behind now and again?

Rhonda H said...

Beautiful colors on that page! I love the gelli plate -- sometimes just doing that for hours fuels by needy art soul! And I think it is ok to have just pages of color in our art journals -- took me a long while to think that, always had to have SOMETHING (else) on the page. But finally I have had some pages that I just love as color and have let them just BE. Found your blog through JFFB's linky, looking forward to seeing more of your art!

Jessica Sporn said...

oh oh oh - I LOVE this -- I just want to jump in and swim around in all of that color, line, mark, you name it. Beautiful.

My name is Erika. said...

I love this page. The colors and textures of your paints and papers work so well together.

Monique said...

I love your abstract page, it's gorgious. I love the color and texture combinations.

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