Adventure of the mind

This month’s word up on One little word is adventure. I took it a bit philosophically, so my adventure is not made with suitcases or in a caravan, it’s not about traveling through different lands or through our lives. I took an adventure in my mind: “A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind“, a beautiful quote from Eugene Ionesco.

an adventure of the mind

Well I was beginning with a simple gel plate monotype print, that I made with some flowers. Here is the original gelli-arts print:

As a background it seemed to be pretty harsh, so I softened it with gesso, just white washing it. I used n*studio mixed media stamp Wired, it’s a great combination of stamps and stencil. First I used the stencil with archival ink leaf green and then the wired stamp with archival ink forget me not.

After stenciling and stamping I realized that I have a beautiful image there in the left side. So I outlined my image took my acrylics and begin to paint. I made it pop with charcoal.

Finally I added my text, distressed my edges and applied some shadows and here we go with the adventure in my mind, it was quiet a nice journey from the first print till the finished art work.

I am sharing my work with my friends at One little word word up #82 challenge.



About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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20 Responses to Adventure of the mind

  1. Fabulous pages. Love the red flower leaps off the page.

  2. I’m new to your blog. I love your adventure with this piece of art. I think the pink/red shape looks like a map of your adventure! It’s beautiful and so interesting to look at. I love multi-media art.

  3. Ruth, Thanks for taking us along on your journey- it was a very relaxing one . Love how the page changes so dramatically with gesso and charcoal- another beautiful piece of art! xo

  4. clare says:

    Great page, thanks for joining us at one little word.

  5. This is gorgeous. I actually saw a map – a globe like map – in the pink flower. I just ran with the traditional adventure theme, I suppose! 🙂

    Grateful I visited today (from Creative Every Day!)

  6. Linda B says:

    That image looks terrific. I do like the monchrome start and that you jazzed it up.

  7. Stopping by from creative every day. I love seeing your step by step progress in completing gorgeous pages. Art journaling is new to me so every page I make in Life Book 2014 is a challenge. You make it look easy. You got the stamp and template from Nathalie Karlbach? I need to check her out.

  8. This is beautiful work! Thanks for sharing the process.

  9. Wow! I love your page! Great take on the word “adventure,” and the intense color really brings it to life! Thanks for playing along with us at One Little Word!

  10. I love your pages so much! What a wonderful take on the word adventure! Your work is amazing!

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