The prompt this week for Journal 52 was either ‘lyrics’ or ‘misheard lyrics’. As I’m certain was the case for many, the classic Hendrix misheard lyric of ‘excuse me while I kiss this guy’ was at the top of my short list.
And then I waffled. I felt that the prompt was trite and I should spend my time doing something with a quote that had kicked around in my brain for the past week from George Bernard Shaw, but I couldn’t figure out what to put with the quote. I’m not sharing it now as it will be part of something in the future.
Either way, I was kind of stuck in my brain until A.D. admonished me for not taking direction well and I decided to just go for it.
Using some of the lessons from the perspective course I’m taking on Craftsy, I drew two border lines at the top and bottom of the page. I started using a panoramic journal from Global Art Materials that I bought from Hobby Lobby on clearance over the holidays for around $3. It was a steal, but was stuck to use it because of the page size. Adding the border at the top and bottom allowed my brain to conceive that I didn’t have to fill the entire page and could do something more creative with it.
I found a portrait of Hendrix online and used it as the basis for my watercolor likeness. I went with a little bit of the style I learned while completing the Marlene Dumas-styled portrait from the Love Art, Happy Life course.
After writing in the quote, I realized that it was pretty stark, so I using some of the watercolor blending and layering learned in the Happy Water Color Course.
I love that all the disparate courses I’m participating in online are coming together to help me create things that I am proud of and that I never would have tried before.
In the end, I was pretty stoked that I decided to go for the classic misheard lyric and press myself for something different.