Sunday, April 19, 2009
Unscripted Sketches 02
I finished Unscripted Sketches 01 around midnight, and when I got up this morning, I was all ready for Unscripted Sketches 02. After this, there won't be a new one until next Saturday, so luckily I WILL be able to go into work this week. Most of the other people who are playing are making things with paper, like cards. They might find my mixed media a little off the wall, but I love fabric, and I never was a scrapbooker, so this is what happened. I'm just doing my thing.
This is the journal I made with the "blueprint" from week 2. I'm glad we get to mix things up a bit, because I just "had to." I am including a few detail shots so you can see the zipper, my favorite part: button flowers, and the photo of my grandmother from when she was just a little one. I printed the photo onto a piece of soft cotton on my printer. Unless you look really close or click on the photo to enlarge it, it is hard to see what I used as the different left and right backgrounds, but it is netting, black on the left and hot pink on the right. I just couldn't bring myself to cover the hand-painted canvas I was using for the covers. The baby photo has been used too many times in my art to count. It is just that special to me. I often look at it and think about how innocent she looks and then think of all she had to endure in her life including burying two of her own three children and outliving a grandchild, too. That alone seems like a lot to me, but there is a lot more she had to do that most people don't in their lifetimes. She is still my guiding light often, and I wish she were here to see how much her newest great great granddaughter looks like her.