Sunday, 17 July 2016

A New Beginning

The July theme on The Documented Life Project 2016 continues as: vote yes, saying yes to new experiences. The art challenge was to start with a black background. I had recently started to work in the 8 x 8" Dylusions journal with black pages (look out for my next project as Guest Designer for Stencilgirl Products this coming Wednesday!) so I grabbed the journal again and began by making a multi coloured background using paints and the S191 Open Buildings stencil. I usually don't have any specific aim at the start of the pages so simply use a stencil that catches my attention when looking through my stencil stash.

After that I glued on some handmade paper with black imagery which looked quite graphic and that led me to grab the medium stencil from March 2014 Stencilgirl Club to add more geometric images using white paint.

Still following the theme I grabbed some under paper on which I had been trying out a stamp. It's a foam one bought quite some years ago from the Aftrican Fabric shop, made by Trapsuutjies Textielverf. It apparently symbolizes friendship and interdependence. I found two quotations (both from  Flow Magazine calendars) and glued them on, together with the image of the woman walking towards her new beginning.

The page needed more and finally I realized I wanted to write on the pages.  I used the text of the song Make a New Beginning by Tracy Chapman. I hadn't realized till I started to write them down just how appropriate they are for the world at the moment.

2 comments:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

It does not surprise me . . . how true the words are for right now. I think serendipity is a large part of how you work? Or at least a good bit! Love this spread!

Linda Kunsman said...

fantastic journal spread Frieda!!

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