|Cover of Exploring Magenta Journal|
I have a color confession: I haven’t liked magenta and avoided using it. Why? I think it turns to sweet pink when watered down or when white is added to it. I avoid pink even more. So I made myself use magenta in this journal. Periwinkle was also added, a color I am always drawn to, and two of my all-time favorites: phthalo turquoise and Golden’s green gold. Black was added for bold contrast and I experimented more with using tissue paper, stencil as a base for doodling and using black and white pen.
Here are some of the other pages:
|inside front cover|
|first two-page spread|
|meaning and symbolism of Periwinkle as a color and flower and butterfly|
Keith and I went for a walk along the Metolius River near Sisters Oregon earlier this year.
Along the path periwinkle butterflies flitted about, dancing in the sunshine. That walk and a talk I had with my daughter about the color Periwinkle inspired these pages.
|detail of Periwinkle pages|