Have you ever been so into the zone that you forgot to perform a major function of what you’re doing?Â That question probably couldn’t be any more unclear.Â Let me try it again.Â I’ll start by saying I forgot to take pictures.Â I made this art journal entry with the full intent on sharing the process with you here, but I flat forgot to take pictures.Â Even my video camera cut out on some of the best parts.Â I didn’t notice because I was in the zone.Â Has something like that ever happened to you?
This week I did a tribute to the turkey.Â Â Â I started by creating the background with acrylic sprays, watercolor crayon, and spray paint.Â I went to a local farm and got some really nice pictures of turkeys to model for the painting, but ended up using a photo provided by my grandmother circa. 1970.Â I sketched the bird in my 9×14 sketchbook and then cut him out and pasted him into the journal.Â I gessoed over him and painted him with acrylic poster paints and spray paint.
The other large turkey you see there is Girl2!Â I traced her hands on some gessoed newspaper and let her do a watercolor resist to color her feathers.Â Then I took a photo of her and pasted it in the middle.Â I pasted the pictures of the other birds from the farm and added the text “The Turkey, a noble and tasty bird.”Â (Sorry to all of my Vegan friends out there.)
Here is the video: