Sunday, February 7, 2010
Things With Wing Finally Flies!
A few days ago I finished up and packed up my Round Robin Journal and sent it off to Colorado for Lori to work on. I received Janet's a week ago and am eager to get going in her beautiful journal. Okay, I'll be honest here... I'm a bit nervous to make my mark in her beautiful journal, but that's the way the game is played. This is my first Round Robin and the artists I'm playing with are really good artists. It's a little intimidating!
I chose the theme Things With Wings because I am obsessed with flying. I remember as a little girl, having dreams that found me flying across my back yard. I've had several experiences with lucid dreaming where I flew out of my body and through the house and into the back yard. It's an awesome feeling. (And NO. I have never taken ANY kind of illegal drugs! And proud of it!) I would love someday to go (tandem) hang gliding. I don't think I would want to jump out of an airplane, I prefer wings to a parachute. Flying is connected to so many wonderful metaphors. And so I love all things with wings... real and magical. (Except for Mosquitos. I do NOT love those little bloodsucking annoyances.) My first page in my RR journal I decided to make about the magical. It's a little fairy sitting between the blades of grass enjoying the butterflies and a little sparkly magic.
The cover is painted canvas with that blue patch of painted muslin with an overlay of Angelina fibers and free motion stitched. On top of that is more remnants of my cloth-paper experiments stamped and stitched to the background. The sign in page is just painted with layers of blue and doodled with white gel pens with a library pocket and date due cards tucked in. Everyone is supposed to sign in on their own card, decorate it how they like. The first journal spread is layer and layers of tissue paper. The little fairy came from a calendar image by Brian Froud, one of my favorite artists. Butterflies are collaged elements. ENJOY THE FLIGHT!