Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Lisa Feeling Empowered in Lesley's Journal!
Ahhh... The last journal in our Round 4 Swap! What a bittersweet time. Lesley's journal is A4 sized and full of EMPOWERMENT - Lesley's theme. It took me a while to work out what I should do in this journal. Plus, Christmas kind of got in the way, since I found myself quite under prepared!
As is usual for me, a song kept running through my head when I thought of Empowerment. I resisted for a while but it wouldn't go away. Thus I guess it means something to me!
I'm terrible at doing progress pics, mainly because I never do a background before my focal image! But here's one:
The song that my journal page is based on is Helen Reddy's I Am Woman. I don’t consider myself a feminist; I don’t think women should be better than men, but equal to them! My 16 year old daughter tells me that this is what feminism is now - so perhaps I am!
I find the lyrics really inspiring:
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes I paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything!
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman...
So my spread simply shows a super woman with these lyrics. For a change I intended to do the page in Copics. But discovered, since I'd done the outline of the woman first, that waterproof pens certainly aren't alcohol pen proof! Smears everywhere, so I had to revert to acrylics instead, mainly Dylusions. For my background I sponged some blue and then added some stencils. Added lyrics and some embellishments to my girl and I was done!
As we're away at the beach til New Years, I'm posting this blog from my tablet. Which is not going well, as the cursor keeps jumping around and random words are appearing here and there! But anyway, this was my outlook today:
Sorry to tease! Here's the completed spread, hope you like it Lesley! Hopefully I can get to the Post Office in the next couple of days so your journal will be returned home!
Wishing everyone a wonderful start to 2018! Cheers, Lisa xx