Headline Prompt: Taking a Chance: When did you take a chance or a leap of faith? How did it turn out? What did you learn?
Color Prompt: What color do you like least? Use it!
Quote Prompt: "Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase -- that's what wild geese are for."
I decided to be brave and face the colour challenge - Purple is really not my colour - in any sense except perhaps nature. I look terrible in it and it's a colour I actively avoid in my crafting 99% of the time. So I bit the bullet.
Even mixing the colours wasn't easy, I couldn't get the colours right in mist or paint form, but as I loathe burgundy as much as lavender I went with what I had!
I misted, then applied gesso around the edge of the right hand page, and all over the left hand one. While it was still wet, I added feather strokes of a variety of different purple shades on the diagonal and left it to dry. As I was putting my paints away I came across a pot of metallic powder - now gold is probably my second least liked colour in crafting so i got it out and added a few brush strokes on both pages. Amazingly I actually quite liked the look I had achieved!
My Headline prompt took place in this creating process. I haven't hand drawn on anything for ages. I wanted to follow the idea of a wild goose chase, but take it further in a positive way - towards flying, and also those things you find/see/hear/discover by serendipity when you are on the way to something else. I found that I enjoyed using the Sharpie to create the bird silhouettes and the feathered wing. This is definitely something I will try again and soon.
The last thing I want to say is a big shout for Gin X from Imagination Project - now sadly defunct. They made the best rubons I have ever used - smooth, high quality and easy to use - love them, miss them, wish rubons today were as good.
So thankyou for the prompt - I definitely grew in my artistic journey by facing this challenge.