Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mixing it up, again....

Do you have to be in a creative frame of mind to create, or do you begin the process hoping inspiration will follow?

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a couple of 8x10 canvases. My goal was to practice creating layered backgrounds of paint, text, and images. After settling on one color of stamping ink (the others were hiding in a very logical place but remained elusive for the duration of my project), I got busy. I painted the background blue, then added some white and yellow using bubble wrap. I then used Stampin' Up's "Close to Cocoa" ink pad to stamp some images on the background.

Little by little my creative spirit had other ideas. Instead of practicing backgrounds, I created another girl. This one sparkles (thanks to a few embellishments I used).

8x10 mixed-media art
All images are the property of Roban Johnson.
High quality, archival prints should be available soon!

I've been trying to decide whether to post my artwork here or on another Web site. I'm still waffling a bit, but if you want to see "sparkle" girl in more detail, click here for my art-only Can-Do Girl Web page.


Kelly said...

Roban....this art is spectacular...I love the mixed media. how long have you been doing this?

Lisa Gordon said...

This is magnificent Roban!
Love the wonderful textures and tones.

Roban said...

Hi Kelly, I created my first one about two and a half years ago. Thanks for the kind comment and for stopping by.

Roban said...

Thanks for the sweet words, Lisa!

miruspeg said...

Roban glad to see you are having loads of fun in your break from school.
You definitely are a can-do-girl and you do sparkle!!
Keep shining my sweet friend.
Peggy xxxxx

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I really do like your style.

Roban said...

Thank you, Peggy. I've been missing you this summer. I hope everything is well with you. Have you been into any adventures lately?

Roban said...

Pattie, thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I feel relatively new with my art, so it was nice to hear what you think.