Home. It is a bit of a frustrating thing for me. Home is where you come to after a days work. Home is where you art. Where you come at peace with yourself. Well, my house is definitely my home, but the surroundings aren’t. Sometimes I wish I could uproot our house, and plant it closer to my ‘real’ hometown.
So when you say ‘home’ to me, the first image that comes to mind, is this:
When we go to visit my hometown, Mechelen, I always get a calming feeling when I see this cathedral appear. “I’m home”, so that was of course the emotion I wanted to capture this week. The prompt this week can be found here. There is no place like home 😉
Still inspired by the canvas with the skyline I saw at Cultura last week, I wanted to do something like that. So I wondered if I would depict the tower in gelliprinted papers, with burst of colour… But then I figured a black silhouette would have more impact. But what about the background? So I started my search with good old Google, for a good picture of a skyline. Strangely enough, I found the Antwerp skyline between the images of Mechelen. Well, I got my bachelor degree in Antwerp and my grandmother grew up there. So there was a link there too. And it was depicted with such luscious sunset colors… Got to try this. And I tried out some dylusions as background in my little journal to see if the dylusions where the way to go. Although I liked the outcome in my small journal, the big dylusions journal has a more absorbent kind of paper. So it came out a bit different. I have more of the blue splatter in my large journal. In the small one I feel the paper is less absorbent so you have more time to work the color around. Anyhow, we made it work 😉
I could have put more time in the lettering, but hey, I had to get to my housework pronto!
I hope you like it! Talk to you later 😀
The Documented Life Project: https://artismyfavoritecolor.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/dlp-hometown-inspiration/