Is so much better when done with friends. I spent a pleasant weekend with my friend, Annie, in her fantastic house and studio. This was a girls’ weekend where we had no goal other than to eat good food, spend time together and art journal. We pulled out our Gelli Arts plates as well, because I seem to need to warm up on my Gelli plate before I can get in my journal and play.
Friday evening, I worked on a page in my journal, where, unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of the in-between stages. I was working on something that was looking like a mountain at sunset with a storm blowing in. But I screwed it up. I stopped working on it because I knew it was bad and didn’t know where to take it. Saturday morning, we were warming up with the Gelli Plate again. Annie was working with an acid green, teal, and red.
I looked up and BAM! Lightbulb went off. I pulled out some green gold and cobalt teal and started going over the white areas on the left page which totally dominated it. Then I reworked my sky, fingerpainting white over the blues, turquoise and purples. I collaged some of my print-outs from previous gelli-printing adventures and I was on my way to this page!
I started working on the facing page Saturday, which had been a wipe-off page from Friday. I started off by collaging a gelli-print on deli paper from my last on-and-off session in my own studio from the previous weekend. I added finger-painted circles, collages blocks and got stuck. So, I went on to another page.
Friday night, late, snow started falling, but not much was on the ground by Saturday morning. Canada geese put in an appearance just as the snow started coming down more heavily.