Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Little Green

Today's challenge was all about green. This is a more comfortable color for me. I think I reside in the cool shades of the rainbow.

After I colored the woman green, the Hulk immediately came to mind. I used to watch the show on tv when I was a kid. I loved to see the mild mannered scientist David Banner erupt into a raging, green monster!

I guess I could relate, having a somewhat explosive temper myself! It's the Taurus in me, I guess.

And then there's Joni Mitchell in my head, again, singing...

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the northern lights perform
There'll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there'll be sorrow

--Joni Mitchell, Little Green

And Maya's green page.

And this is where it all started! The gathering. I love that part. Focusing on just one color may sound limiting, but I actually find it more liberating. It's one less dilemma I have to struggle with and I can now focus on techniques or composition. This challenge is becoming something of a creative habit! I hope to keep it up long after. I think that's the point. Just to train my brain to believe that art is good for my soul and it is a habit that must be practiced daily. I felt a little resistance today, and I think that's good. I like overcoming that feeling and getting to the creating. Please be sure to stop by Misty's blog and see her work and the works of other participants! It is truly inspiring!!


  1. Hi Nicole-
    Love your pieces. There's so much energy here. My favs are the top two. I thought of building on the word grow for green, but then other thoughts came to mind as I built my background. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my orange spread.

  2. Oh She Hulk is great! So original. I'm participating in the January journals too. Except I haven't been doing the 7 days of color...thanks for sharing!

  3. These pages are fabulous! I really like the shapes with the white outlines around them. I'm finding the colors to be freeing as well. I needed that vague structure.

  4. Hulk Woman; how fun! It is wonderful that you are getting to create every day with your little daughter beside you. Great pages.

  5. Thanks Nicole for your wonderful comment, i loved and appreciated it. your work is so wonderful, surreal and mystical to me. very refreshingly different from others. i take some more peeks now. wanda

  6. I love all of your journal pages they are an absolute treat. I love the way you use colour. Thanks for sharing



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