I keep trying to catch up and let's face it, things just take me a while. I realize this is a journal, but I have to please myself. Seems some pages sit on my workspace far too long, but it's because I haven't found the sweet spot yet. I know I could just post something, but I'm sure you all feel as I do…..I don't care if it's not perfect…. I do care if it doesn't please me!
Week 16 involved adding a piece of cardboard from a food box.
I just really wanted to use this Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins box because I l-o-v-e them so much. They are dangerous for me. But I didn't have a spread I felt I wanted to put it on. I had drawn the face, so I added it as a tip-in to this page that had a dictionary page glued to it. Since the previous spread below was very colorful and reminded me of crows, I thought I could just sketch some crows. Ha! I need a bit more practice. The page looked boring with not a lot of visual interest so I decided to add my cat stamp as a border, thus fulfilling week 20's theme of using a rubber stamp in an unusual way. I don't know how unusual this border is, but I loved the cats with the birds.
Now doesn't this look a little like an abstract crow? Anyway…..this is the other side of the tip-in with an inspirational quote (requested for week 18). It's a bit hard to read but says "Art is music frozen in time" followed by "Music creates order out of chaos", a quote by Yehudi Menuhin. I've always liked this quote.