Friday, September 25, 2009

Inspire Me Thursday & Illustration Friday



"Your self image is your pattern! Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns lead your life.” -- J. G. Gallimore - Scientist, Researcher

Quick post for 'Open Topic' and 'Pattern'. Self-potrait entry in my journal, which ended up being quite busy with pattern (and intense color) which is definitely different for me. I've had lots on the go lately, buzzing with many ideas and some new projects simmering around the studio so I guess it was natural that this turned out as it did. I found the intensity a bit much at first and so reworked it but in the end decided to just leave it as is and added a favorite quote.

Anyhow I've loved patterns of all kinds forever and they always find a way into my work, even subtle ones. I rarely step out without camera or sketchbook in hand as some pattern always catches my eye, everything from architecture to the unique ones you can only find in nature - it's all good.

Have a wonderful weekend and do check out all the creativity at IF here and IMT here.

12 comments:

Kayleen West Black said...

I want to mess around with patterns and texture a bit more myself. I am inclined to hand paint almost everything when working digitally. Even my IF entry this week was painted. I want to experiment more with this theme before the next IF theme. Textures and patterns can make illustrations more interesting.

Love the texture in your piece and it is always good to see paintwork :-)

Kayleen
KWB Illustration

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful pages! I love your colors, and the texture!

Susan Tuttle said...

this is beautiful laura -- and a very interesting concept. ever since i started painting, i have always made circles -- you've got me thinking.

hope you are well sweet friend:)
xoxo

patti said...

I used to journal more and have recently thought about getting back to it. Your breautiful page as offered me additional inspiration :)

Angela Meijer said...

gorgeous! I really love your use of color and pattern. It's so inspiring.

ValGalArt said...

Exquisite :)

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PeregrineBlue said...

Sorry if I haven't been all there lately; lots of changes in my life & mainly focused on keeping myself whole and together. However, I visit you daily and value your friendship and loyalty. Incredible how a mere day can reveal so many beautiful nuances about people. I cherish that day together Laura and you are a constant surpise.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely journal page, there's a lot going on there pattern wise, but it doesn't feel at all overloaded

ValGalArt said...

Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck! I know your cards would be beautiful :)

OceanDreams said...

Hi Laura, you self portrait turned out lovely, thanks for sharing!

Also, so glad you enjoyed my little giveaway and that you received it in the mail! Hope you are doing well! :)

april nance said...

Journal bliss, indeed! I love your use of color, texture and pattern. Thanks for sharing!