Art Journal: Observe and Accept
The topic was “Observe and Accept.”
Observe and accept is a very important attitude that I should keep in mind, for I tend to look at things rather critically.
I often tell myself that I should just try to find the nice side of the things and enjoy them for what they are.
Things would go better for me if I just observe and accept something without criticizing or disliking it from the beginning. I may not agree to it, but criticizing doesn’t get me anywhere, either.
For the background, first I drew some plant-like patterns in pearl-color gansai, the Japanese paint. Then I colored the page with Pan Pastel of the matching colors. The page had a relaxing mood. I therefore didn’t want to cover up the page with stuffs to hide the background and yet wanted to have some kind of movement. I decided to create a shaker box with a transparent, sturdy plastic bag with some colorful beads in it. I wrote some words on the page so that they would be visible through the shaker box. I attached the shaker box with washi tapes.
This is the page I created three years ago. The background was also painted in pearl-color gansai. The whole page was kept in a quiet mood in pink, icy blue and silver with an old photo of a pensive girl. That was my image of observing.
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