Friday, March 28, 2014

Some Anahata Katkin for Kim

I started working in Kim of IM Girl's
 art journal last week and her artist of choice is Anahata Katkin.  For her sign in pages she provided us with some awesome cut out hands to decorate, and I realized that I already had what I wanted to do for her sign in.  A few years ago, I did a self portrait in Katkin's style and I thought it would be a great way to represent myself.....I couldn't resist using the inside cover Kim created as a back drop for my self portrait hand....
For my  two page spread I had a plan of what I wanted to do, and I worked on it it all week.  Unfortunately, it was one of those things that went more and more wrong the more I did to it!  In fact, after cursing myself for not getting off my a$$ to go get the canvas paper I needed instead of trying make acrylics work on water color paper (too absorbent, doncha know ;-)), I decided to make a collage out of the parts I DID like and use it for Kim's cover- we are all contributing on each other's covers.  So this morning, I finished my part of her cover, and then left to get the correct paper- and NOW, I'm ready to get back to business...more on that later!
For now, here's Kim's cover with the face I painted torn and collaged onto more paper and glued into place 
As much as I despised this before I tore it and glued it, I am really quite happy with it now!
Now to get back to the inside pages- I hope to get the finished product on it's way the beginning of next week- should go faster now that I have the right materials!


WrightStuff said...

Oh the battles I had with mine too... I think we put too much pressure on ourselves! Like today, I am trying to make a painting specifically for someone and nothing turns out right!

WrightStuff said...

Can't wait to see all the finished pieces and I love how yours is already Anahata meets Steph!

Kat W said...

Your hand is a perfect fit! And the collage is looking wonderful. I look forward to seeing the rest because so far it is looking beautiful & so creative.
Kat xx

IMGIRL said...

Steph, I LOVE the addition of your hand! Perfect! And so sweet of you to share your battle with the paper, but really I would not have even guessed that you did not perfectly plan that for the cover! I truly love it and I can't wait to see more! ❤️
I struggled with Tammy's page today and only completed one, but it turned out better than I thought it would after several frustrating tries. I love how this journey is throwing it out there.. A true challenge for me, but that's how we discover what we can do and I am loving it! No failing here, each is a labor of love and I will cherish all of them!
... And all of you!❤️❤️❤️

Priti.Lisa said...

your Queen of Hearts self portrait was always a favorite of mine Stephanie,,,so perfect here, I didn't realize that it was Katkin inspired. Thank you for sharing your trials and tribulations, I've been having so many of my own, it's reassuring to know I am not floating in that boat alone.
The magic comes when we push through and never give up...and you have proved that with your collage...oh the learning! It never ends, that's the fun of it, isn't it? ♥ ♥ ♥

gma said...

Having my share of not sure about well. Wish I could channel and bring forth that true essence of what I want to portray. This is great stuff we are all learning.

Maggie said...

I adore what you've done so far!! I love Anahata Katkin, and I think you have done amazing work with her style. This has been such fun, and we're only at the sure to post the inside pages!!!