J58 When Everything is Perfect
Another page in my recycled “Out of India” holiday journal. The 2 images on the right were done in December in situ at the Buddhist temple complex in Sanchi, India, watched by a group of students (no pressure!). The marks under the eye on the face were added by fellow budding artist – the little girl with the blue clip in her hair in the photo below. The face itself is based on a head sitting on a wall at the Rann Riders Resort in Dasada and was added yesterday. The quote is a Buddhist one by Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483BC. I just love those lions at the top – they look like they have just woken up after a big night out! I also like that the text stamp I used just happens to say Travel – pure serendipity! I think I’ll use this for this weeks Documented Life Project 2015 art challenge of layers – when not to stop with a journal prompt of “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough!” This little journal was once a promotional booklet for art courses – you can still see them if you look closely, see the spooky brides behind his eyes, then layers of gesso, neocolour II, acylic with brayer, the through a stencil, stamping, inktense pencils, white posca pen for the lettering, pink gelliroll pen, black, pen, and a date stamp. Fun! The page is A4 sized (210 x 293mm).