Hello crafty friends!
This Art Journal page was done for 4 challenges.
Splitcoaststampers.com IC799 - Homebnc - thought I spent 10 minutes looking at fun stuff on that board, but it was an hour and 10 minutes! I pinned a bunch of great home ideas - wow. THIS PICTURE inspired my stenciling and the composition.
Splitcoaststampers.com MMJ017 - Corrugated Cardboard Mixed Media. It is about time I made this since this was my turn at the challenge selection. LOL!
Mission Inspiration - a Facebook Challenge by Mike Deakin Art - this was for the mid month challenge prompt: Repeat - copy, reuse, repeat. I have three TH dolls, I repeated the stencil arrows three times, and I think the corrugated cardboard patterns, the scrabble tiles, and the two lines of border faux sewing work as well.
**ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* - single flower - that is why there is a giant flower on this page. I think it adds interest. It is the last day of the theme which was selected by Sheila. I really enjoyed having the prompt/idea in my head all month. Some lovely creations by the others if you want to check them out.
If you are still with me, the story behind this page is a series of things that recently happened. My daughter found a free app where you scan in a picture and it brings it to life. She spent all last weekend bringing old pictures to life. She did one of my Mother, and I watched that thing and cried for hours. I realized that app can be dangerous.
Then my daughter brought me over a box of old photos she found in storage. They were photos collected by my Mother and Grandmother. I was in that box for hours as well. I traveled down many memory lanes and another few hours were gone.
Then the words came to me: The Past is a Dangerous Muse. This page started coming to life. The picture here is circa 1965. The boy on the left slammed my finger in a door sometime around the time of this picture. It cut off the tip of my finger. The doctors sewed it back on, but it is definitely different than my other fingers. The little girl next to him is my Sister Sara. I lost her a few years ago when her mother-in-law hired someone to kill her. The girl next to her was my best friend Tina - she was one of my favorite friends of all time. I still think of her and wish we could have stayed close. I am sitting next to her.
So interesting what captures our time and inspires us. Many hugz