I started off thinking that I would fulfill the theme by using my favourite inks and other media and would find a phrase to suit. However my crafting muse was no where to be found that weekend and after gessoing over the background twice, because I did not like what I had done. I finally settled on a pale pink background created using distress oxides. I did no more to it that weekend.
Picking it up some time later in week at home, I was still not sure where I was going with it, so I added to background with some stencils and background stamps. I then stenciled, drew and painted some flowers and grass along the bottom. I then decided that some of the flowers needed to be raised so I used clear texture paste to paint on top of some of the flowers. I still had no idea where I was going, so I thought I would approach it from another direction and find a quote that had something to do with favourites. I started flipping through some books that were on my table, one of which was an older copy of Winnie the Pooh, which I have used in collage etc, so not much of it left and about two pages in I came across the phrase on the left page, and a few pages down, the quote on the right page.
Now most of you know that I cannot draw to save myself, but the drawings in this little book were so simple, I thought that I could perhaps copy them. Now to find a place for Pooh to sit amongst the grass. I squeezed him in somewhat on top of a couple of flowers and drew Piglet further up the page.
Although no masterpieces, I was pleased with the drawings for me. I then wrote the quotes by hand in pencil and went over them in gel pen.
After all that it was a very simple page in the end. I hope Jan will see past the bad drawing and will know that I tried my best.