Art Journal piece - Words as Paint, 2007
Or as accents, like here around the spirals :
Art Journal piece - "Don't Box Me IN !" - 2007
Sometimes, I print them out ont the computer in a font that connects to the page somehow :
Art Journal page - "Gross Gordon", digitally altered, 2008
Sometimes, I hand-write a favorite quote, trying to make my handwriting look good by doodling it up a little :
Art Journal page - "Breaking the Shell", 2008
Or I just cut out words from an old book and see what "poetry" happens :
Detail of Art Journal page - "Love Paths" 2009
There are times when a single word is the focus :
Art Journal Page - "Courage" - digitally altered, 2008
Or an entire phrase :
Art Journal Page - "I Got The Power." - April, 2009
Often, the words of others will get mixed in with my own :
Art Journal Page - "I'm Sorry", April 2009
I know there are those who think that Visual Journals, or Art Journals should rely more on images than words. I guess that is one way to think. Some may think I use too many words in my art pieces. Whatever ! This is how I like things right now, though this experiment in visiting the "wordiness" of my pieces made me think about trying out some non-verbal pieces and see what happens.
The best thing about Art Journals for me has always been that there are no rules ! I get to do it MY WAY ! Wordy, yes, but I love it too !
Now leave a comment if you are so inclined ( I always love to hear from my Blogland Pals !) and then go visit the GPP Street Team Crusaders and check out their Wordy Fun ! Such a bunch of talented peeps !
Have a great weekend !