Saturday, June 30, 2018
Walk Like an Egyptian with Pam.
What a challenge! A long, long time since I studied Egypt at school and all I could think of was Cleopatra and she looked a lot like Elizabeth Taylor. So what to do? Head off to my favourite resource, The Children's section at the library.
Librarian was very helpful and we found heaps of illustrated books for me to draw inspiration from. So now down to work.
First I played with the background to try to emulate a sandy desert. Used gesso through wavy stencil, various colours including yellow ochre, raw sienna, pale beige. Added some blobs with a Lindys dabber.
I centred the map of the Nile River and added my embellishments, inspired by my library book. I also carved a stamp and used it. The eye of Horus, lotus flower and rabbits. Added an Egyptian border on edge of pages.
Some close-ups of parts of the pages.
The completed spread. I hope Annabelle likes it. I am happy with the outcome. Egypt is full of dreams, mysteries and memories.