Finally! I have finished this journal page. I posted about it on Monday/Tuesday for Earth Day at Diana Evans 10 Minute Warm Up. It started off as purely watercolour but as I went on, I more or less, used whatever I could lay my hands on. I will also link it to Julie Balzer's Art JournaL Every Day.
I have been doing a lot of digital work this week due to my shoulder (thanks for the kind comments last week). I had a scan this week and apparently the tendons have come away from the rotor cuff, the upshot is that I need an operation to fix it. Meanwhile I am to restrict the use of my arm. Computer work is good because I don’t have to move it much. I can manage to do small works in my journal, so all is good. The creative juices won’t be stopped!
For a while now I have been working on a series of digital work for a joint exhibition with a photographer friend. I have been neglecting it a bit so now I have no excuse to forge ahead. So I got started in earnest on Monday using MOM to get me going. I finally worked out my theme – Behind the Lace Curtain
The lace curtain because I cannot help thinking how we woman tend to hide behind things, we reveal but don’t reveal. I have been getting into vintage photographs a lot lately, maybe because of the book project I am doing for my family. I was going to use family photographs, but when my friend Shelly said her family would get upset if she used her family photos, it made me stop and think. So I will use vintage free copyright photos from the net, however I have changed them so drastically that they might not be recognizable from the original. I will try and use one of my grandmother’s from when she was 17. But, I will ask around the family first.
I am not too sure about this one, may be add a quote, but the fullness of time will reveal. I like the pose as you can image a story behind, her first dance, honeymoon?
This one talks to me of a young woman waiting for her beau, peeping out from behind the curtain with anticipation.
For the images I used Photoshop and had layers of photos, original art work for textures and of course the paintbrush tool to create colour etc. etc.
For a bit of fun I created this from some vintage art from Freubelsl Freebies. The sea I painted in Painter with some embellishments from some free brushes I down loaded from Annika von Holdt. I feel it needs a quote and all I could think of is “Who is the monster!” That could be because I have become so use to having words on my journal pages. What do you think does it need words?
Have a happy Paint Party Friday and a creative week.