Monday, 19 October 2015
A Lightbulb Moment
The Documented Life Project 2015 is staying with the October theme of translucent paper. This week's art challenge is: Vellum, and the journallling prompt: Sheer Genius. The first thing I had to do was hunt for vellum. It's not a paper I use a lot as it doesn't work well with wet media and my pages tend to get very wet indeed. But I did remember I had some from the days I made lots of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and eventually I located bits and pieces.
the Corrugated Lines stencil from Stencilgirl. I added rubber stamping (the man's face as well as my favourite French text) and washi tape with writing and numbers. Vintage papers and images were glued on using matte medium.
the April 2014 Stencilgirl Club.
This entire page was inspired by a quotation I found years ago (about 35!) written in a pub in Eton, near where I used to live, on the wall of the ladies' toilet, of all places. There were no mobile phones to take pictures with, in those far off days but there was no need. It has stayed with me anyway, stored in that amazing subconscious brain we all possess. Here it is: If God exists I hope she is safe in her heaven. Isn't it strange how such random things from the past, suddenly pop up again in one's head, inspired by our journalling prompt of "Sheer Genius". This very feminist page is dedicated to a goddess from the classical past.