Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Heart The Art Prompts 2010 Week #11- "Fearless"
I am one of the rare people in my family who do not watch the news. Mom will call and say " Oh dear did you see what happened to that poor family in ..... " or " you better get the vaccination for the....." and the ever popular " drive carefully they say there is going to be a huge snow storm...." Now it's not that I don't care about what's happening in the world because I really do , it's just that the last time I watched the news I saw a plane crash into the twin towers in New York in real time and it rocked me to the core. I know it is important to stayed informed but I really don't want to go to bed with all the horrible images in my head that seem to be spilling from the t.v on a regular basis. If the world is going to end.... I don't want to know, it won't make any difference will it??
So..... when I found out the prompt was Fearless , I prepared my journal page with a generous layer of gesso, a thin layer of Payne's Grey, then built up the layers with darker values of the same paint. The newspaper articles describe violent crimes and other injustices and so I tore them and added them to the page. I thought I would stick with the black and white scheme but found it too drab and therefore added the bits of red images to draw in the eye. With the thought provoking lyrics of "Fearless" by Pink Floyd and light hearted images in the foreground I am covering up all the fearful articles and leaving them behind in the background where they belong. I enjoyed playing with this journal entry and don't worry about me folks... If the world was really going to end, my mother would definately phone and tell me about it!