Art Journal: First of May Rated PG

When I looked at the calendar and noticed that May Day was going to be this past weekend, I couldn’t help but start singing Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May”.  If you are unfamiliar, it is a delightfully naughty song about outdoor lovemaking starting because of the warmer weather.  The lyrics are NSFW or kids, but I love this song anyway.  You can check him out at

There are a lot of layers in this week’s art journal entry.  It was going well but when it was “finished” I wasn’t quite satisfied.  I was going to stop at the Satyr and the Nymphs, but then read a blog post by Barb The Craft Junkie.  On her Craft Therapy blog, she posted Sarah Whitmore’s Rules for Making Art.  Rule 9 leaped out at me:

9. Don’t ever fall in-love with one part of a piece and “baby” it. A great teacher once told me, if you find yourself falling in love with one corner…paint over it until it is the same as the rest.

So that’s exactly what I did and added two more layers.  :)

You can go to Ustream to watch the video of this Artistic Biker Live! episode, YouTube to watch the final video, or just watch it in the embedded player below.

Peace, Love & Motorcycles!


One thought on “Art Journal: First of May Rated PG

  1. Thank you so much for the blog/link love, AB! I love your spread, it is so gorgeous and full of life. Glad the “rules” worked a little magic for you, too. ;)
    Peace & Love,
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Multiplicity =-.

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