|waste paper pages to use for collage|
The assignment for this page was to use repetition as a design element.
On this spread I used some tissue paper transfers of photos and some rubber stamping, collages some papers and smeared paint all over. The writing assignment was to write about 5 wishes, rather like what you might wish for if you were blowing out candles on your birthday cake. Judy told us that it would be good to go back, someday in the future, and read what we'd wished for on a certain day in March, 2012.
This page is a "roadmap" of my life so far. I found this exercise to be surprisingly insightful (to me). By having to pick and choose items to include or not on my journey to now, I found what was the most important to my chosen path truly surprising. For example, who would have dreamed that a boy who bullied me in the 6th grade gave me the knowledge that I was strong and that it didn't matter that he heckled me. It was his problem, really, not mine. A valuable lesson that has served me in good stead all my life! Thank you, o bully of years past.
This page is all about my dear, dear friend. I miss her as she lives far away on an island 30 miles out to sea. It is about the time of year that I first met her and she has been much on my mind lately. By using a few photos and writing about our first meeting, I feel close to her. It was a great exercise.
This is another example of a spread I use for my daily journal entries. I liked how it developed a travel theme---travel always being on my mind. I'm either thinking about a previous trip or planning a new one.
This was a painting exercise that turned out to be great fun. I won't tell you how we were instructed to do it, but let me say, it was not the way I usually approach a portrait. It is always fun to just put brush to paper and see what sort of a face emerges. I was not expecting a red head!
I love this quote. It is a variant of a Biblical phrase and is on the wall of a great book shop in Paris, Shakespeare & Company. The angel is drawn from a photo I took of a beautiful angel statue in Wendy Addison's shop, Theatre of Dreams. I was glad I finally found a use for that image as it has long been a favorite of mine.
I've been having a lot of fun. Thanks, Judy!