She Might Drink of Space – a painting

After a very long break from blogging I’m getting back into the swing of things by filming more.

When I returned to work last year, time had been a huge issue. Some gorgeous soul suggested Hyperlapse and it’s embarrassingly quick and easy.

This study began on a prepared collage. I have a drawer full of these for when I have time and opportunity. One thing I have learned in all the courses I’ve taken, is to PREPARE. So when I can only do one thing, I collage a stack of these backgrounds.

For a look into how I work, here are the videos:

girl in progress hyperlapse from Giovanna Scott on Vimeo.

She Might Drink of Space part 2/2 from Giovanna Scott on Vimeo.

I really never quite know how each piece will turn out. This girl’s muted tones and wistful expression has captured my attention. I wondered often when exactly I should stop “messing” with her and am happy I stopped here.
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The finished piece is approximately 19x25cm on 320gsm watercolour paper and available for purchase by emailing me hello@giovannascott.com.

Hope you enjoyed my return to blogging and creating!

 

Art Journal Courage | Melbourne

Last weekend I flew to Melbourne to be with some amazingly creative friends and learn a few things in person from the inimitable Dina Wakley.
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To say it was a dream-come-true is an understatement and I possibly got a touch of “fan girl” fever meeting Dina. When I first began art journalling nearly 10 years ago, Dina’s blog was one of the first places I visited often. She had boys (like me), wasn’t afraid to spill some hometruths on her art journal (hello!), and was just so fearless and inspiring to watch, emulate and grow as an artist.
If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, let me give you some links here:
http://www.dinastamps.typepad.com/
http://dinawakley.com/

My gorgeous friend Melissa Millar hosted the event through her shop Artified (www.artified.com.au) and it was beyond a sell-out. So proud of you Mel.
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I got to spend time with old scrapbooking friends who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and dabble in creative expression like mixed media and art journalling but also meet in person some people I had only known online.
I think it’s amazing when you meet some people in real life and you just click! It shows that your online nature is genuine (check!!).
I probably won’t share some photos as we got up to some truly hilarious things (as Mums do when they’re off-leash) – and we shared a room, so need I say more?

What I will share is a little of what I did that weekend. Some of it was going over territory I learned from her book “Art Journal Courage”, but I think most of you will agree, nothing quite replaces an actual workshop in the flesh.

Before I get to the art journalling, let me show you the new journal I bought to try out.
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It’s only 10gsm lighter than Strathmore’s Mixed Media paper, you get the added bonus of tracing paper in between pages (which is great to stop pages sticking together – a common gripe in mixed media) and it was much cheaper. ┬áThe tag says “Drawing Paper” but it handled wet media really well….. lots and lots of wet media. I bought mine at Eckersley’s.

So here we go:

Honestly, I’d forgotten how liberating art journalling is. So I’ve vowed to get into it at least once a week to do warm ups or test out compositions or try out new supplies or just have FUN.

Thanks for stopping by.
xx Giovanna

Growing a Painting

A while back I decided to delete the Facebook app from my phone.
Best decision I’ve ever made!
I found myself with way more time to sit in a quiet headspace; less time getting caught up in other stuff; more time on Instagram hastagging my way around a truly inspiring art community; more time backing my own process

From working on my latest Inspiration Wednesday art journal page;
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to building up layers and texture; and
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getting to the point where I bring order to the chaos!
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I didn’t think I was the person who played The Comparison Game too much, but when I was looking at artists way beyond where I was, well I guess it got me questioning a lot of things about what I was doing that really weren’t real!

Facebook gets a look in every couple of days, mostly to do friends things, events and private group stuff. The benefits are obvious to me. I have a new groove and I love it!

xx Giovanna