I have been in the studio a lot this past week and weekend. I actually have more done than these but I haven't taken pics of them yet. I seem to be just in the flow lately and that has been wonderful. I am almost done with the paper bag journal I have been working in. I feel the urge to finish those last few pages. Maybe that will happen this week.
This background was spray painted previously. I found this image of British School children and it reminded me of my own stint in a uniform. I had attended Catholic school for the first 4 grades as a child. I don't have many pictures from my childhood but did find this one that seamed to fit. The writing was done with a dip pen and white acrylic ink.
This page evolved over a long period. For awhile it was just the mermaid. Then I was testing some rub-ons for another project and used this page. The image of a woman drawing in the sand is a favorite. I thought I would try my hand at a poem for this page. Just a simple idea of what the woman might have been doing.
I started this in Sharon Tomlinson's class All about Faces. It was a bonus video on layering many different napkins. It was an interesting exercise but I didn't know what else to do with it. Then the other day I saw a women right in the page. In this shot I just traced the lines that showed up. I was pretty excited about finding her and couldn't wait to get out the paints.
I am really happy with the way this turned out. I may have to try this on a canvas.