Today’s prompt is “Me” by Paula Cole.
Finally a song I have heard of before and actually really like. Its one of my favorite Paula Cole songs. I used to listen to the cd “This Fire” all the time while in high school and college. I had a lot of ideas come to mind when I saw the prompt this morning. One of the ideas was to only focus on the title “Me” and do a page on words that describe me. However I remembered doing something similar in photographic form; as you can see below.
I then decided to work on the background and just go from there. Unfortunately it took 7 backgrounds before I made one I liked for this prompt. It of course was a simple one. The page didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. The india ink ran more than I would have liked and due to that I decided to not add too much more to the background. My monster also didn’t come out the way I had sketched it. But it all still works. Behind the blue watercolor layer are words and sayings I wrote with different colored Sharpies.
I may come back tomorrow or sometime this week and create another page on this prompt as I have some other ideas I’d like to do.
Here are the first three of the other six backgrounds I created. I decided not to post them all as it would have been too many images. Of these I like the last one best. The other two I am not so sure about yet. If I can’t come up with anything to do on them I may gesso over them and start again.
I had planned to try to be more artsy today but I was tired and went with simple instead.
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