I'll admit I was nervous. This was someones art journal. ART JOURNAL. They were trusting me to go into it and create in it. I started to sweat, then just bit the bullet and opened it. checked all the little nook and crannies and read Lee's notes. My head was swimming. Layers, Layers Layers ...
So I decided to do the layers of me. How sometimes I'm confident and sometimes I'm not. Sometimes I like to Quilt, sometimes paint, sometimes mosaic, sometimes scrapbook or sometimes colour in. Sometimes I listen to Elvis and sometimes I listen to Lenny Kravitz. Sometimes I'm a teacher and sometimes a student, Sometimes a wife or mother and other times a Lady or a tramp:)
And this is what came out on the paper.
Page one was made with hexagon fabric scraps that I had started a hand piecing quilt project with. I added a Zipper and quote to represent my interest in sewing.. even though I'm not that good at it, it doesn't matter, I just need to keep enjoying doing it.
I used water soluble oil pastels (that ALWAYS messes with my head) to colour it in and blended with water. I used stickles glitter glue and mini glass beads to adorn her shawl. There is also some blue tule sticking out to make her shawl a bit more 3D. the background colour was applied with Gelatos. I also made my own paper for the leaves using a wash of water colour all over water colour card, then using Tim Holtz Fall Foliage thinlit dies to cut out the leaves with a big shot. I stuck them all on with glossy accents and then dropped a few drops all over the leaves to look like dew drops.