Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Face #13 of '29 Faces': A Mixed Media Art Journal Entry, Featuring 'Scheherazod'....

Face #13: A Guest Art Journal Entry for a student, featuring the heroine of 1001 Nights, the creatively intrepid 'Scheherazod'....

My Face #13 of the '29 Faces' May Challenge (though it is officially Day 16 -- just catching up here on my posting after falling behind thanks to computer dysfunctions)....

Continuing along regarding my project of creating guest entries in the art journals of my students, we have here a two-page, vertical spread featuring a colorful mixed media piece.  For this particular student, a middle school-aged girl who happens to be a hijab-wearing Muslim, I wanted to be sure to paint something for her that would be both respectful and culturally sensitive.  Being as that she and her mother were both taken with a Rock Person I once painted as an entry for an EBSQ exhibit, the theme of which was '1001 Nights', an idea popped into my head.  I had entered a little portrait of the famous "Scheherazod", painted on a wee rock that had been sitting about my studio for years (which went on to receive 'Patron's Mention' in the show) -- and later brought to art class to show my students.  Remembering what a hit it was with this particular student and her family, I decided to create a vibrant, mixed media art journal entry for her based on my little rock portrait....

My 'Scheherazod' painted rock:

Scheherazod, Wee Painted Rock Person
My 'Scheherazod' mixed media art journal portrait:

Scheherazod, art journal tribute portrait, her eyes lighting up as she spins yet another entertainingly complex tale....



I had a lot of fun with this one, adding as I did scraps of silver foil to her scarf in order to approximate the silver painted design that I used on my original painted rock:

Scheherazod's Back

(Too see more posts regarding my painted Rock People, click here....). 




4 comments:

Lisa D. said...

These faces are wonderful!

Patience said...

Thanks, Lisa! I really am putting a ton of thought into each and every one of these May Faces -- here's hoping it shows....! ;-)

Gina said...

I love your rock paintings!!!...and I love sparkly too :D Lovely journal page :DXXX

Patience said...

Thanks so much, Gina! I was initially going to paint the design on her hijab with silver paint -- before reminding myself that I really am trying to demonstrate lots of different techniques to the kids in the course of working on these journals ;-). So out came the silver foil -- and indeed, shiny! Shiny is good, lol...!