I’ve been working on this poem. Had it for so long. I really wrote it to myself knowing there are tons of people out there who can benefit too.
Here’s what I’ve been working on. What color and texture do I create?
Testing various brushes and color… and yes I practiced on the back side of watercolor paper. That’s okay for practice but not good for the amazing watercolor textue you can create.
I had this idea for a rainbow layout.
I was stuck on the curve shape layout. I really love the color blue. I did some research on blue The color turquoise seemed like a fabulous idea. Turquoise is amazing and represents a communication between the heart and words. It guards against evil and is friendly and open, a color said to look good on anyone…..all the emotions I want.
Let me mix up the right color.
I took a bunch of notes and I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the rainbow. Rainbows are cute but do I want the energy in my poem to be cute. No. The turquoise is on my mind and what a wonderful idea. I can’t let go!
I put on my favorite song and just practice the poem. Yeah “I got issues and one of them is how bad I need you”…. ooooh back to my exploration. I edited the poem to simplify and add some fun. My goal was to pratice writing the poem so there’d be less mistakes when I painted it for real. Turns this layout -I really love this layout that just happened. It has the feel of someting written on a wall for all to see..yes someplace cool like old town Brooklyn-just thinking.
Stepped away for a few days then I painted this. I used a pencil. Took my time drawing each word as I wanted. I chose words that at a glance would emphasize live your love story. On the days when I don’t have time to read it I can glance at these words and know.
To me this feels like something I could have written on a wall. One of those vintage walls with character on some island or cute little town. I said this already but WOW love how this idea emerged.
Think of a vintage building with all it’s character. The message or perhaps signage is all that’ s left from a once happening place. Maybe the place is still open. The point is the letters are slightly faded but still speak volumes of the place and it’s people. Yeah I believe that makes sense for my piece.
Will be working on the layout and the lettering itself. I love the backwards R! Keep watching and see where I take this.
Everything is possible