In keeping with Valentine’s Day, this week’s Colour Me Positive art journal prompt was the word “heart” and the idea of putting one’s whole heart into things we commit to. This week I decided to ignore the quotation prompt and instead focus on the challenge which was to use collage. With Valentine’s Day and hearts and collage scuttering and flittering around in my mind, I came up with the idea of making a weirdo cupid figure in my journal.
I thought collage would be a nice break from all my illustrations I have been producing recently and so it proved to be. I just plucked some pages from a magazine, including an advert with a female face, and cut shapes out and placed them on the page. The wings are from a gelli print on deli paper and they are silver. Excluding drying time, this whole collage probably took me no more than 20 minutes. Keeping it quick, easy and simple also kept it fun. Since the loves of my life – Mr Pict and the Pictlings – are all gloriously nerdy weirdos, I enjoyed creating this random wee weirdo in my art journal.