Nothing Is Impossible

Last week’s Colour Me Positive prompt was “Possible”.  I was so busy with the kids all week that I had a few days to let the concepts of possible and impossible rattle around in my head.  Flicking through my art journal for inspiration, I had my epiphany when I saw my recent Cheshire Cat page.  Since Wonderland is all about the impossible becoming possible, I decided to draw Alice falling down the rabbit hole.  Once I finally had my idea it was fairly quick and easy to execute by breaking it down into three quick stages: drawing with a fountain pen, painting the rabbit hole with black ink, adding colour using watercolour.  The sides of the page were looking glaringly blank and I toyed with the idea of painting them in but opted to use it as an excuse to practice writing with watercolour.

33 - Possible

The White Rabbit

The next Documented Life Project I tackled was to involve layering while maintaining a focal point and the phrase was “Time Keeps on Ticking”.  I immediately thought of the White Rabbit from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.  Obviously the “time” element of the prompt was the major part of that but I think it was also partly because, like the White Rabbit, I am flustered and chasing my tail trying to catch up with all the things that need to be done since returning from our month long vacation.  Plus I am neurotic about punctuality.  Plus I have a bit of an obsession with drawing bunnies.

I used an ink wash for the background.  Annoyingly, some spray ink from the other side of the page leaked through onto the page, thus creating a muckle purple stain on the page.  I did not freak out.  I accepted it.  But I am still a wee bit annoyed.  The layering is all in the construction of the rabbit: he is card with book pages collaged onto him to create his clothes.  The rabbit’s pocket watch is made from a tag and a photo of a clock from a magazine.  I attached the watch to the rabbit’s pocket using some gold thread so that it dangles.  There was a lot of negative space left on the page so I filled it with the phrase, “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date”.

Week 28 - Time Keeps On Ticking