What for a title is that? Covering up good stuff… are you mad? Yep, that’s what I thought when the seventh challenge for The Documented Life came on line. That was on February 14 and I felt
a little resistance to this challenge. I’m familiar with layers, and building it up until the piece is to my like, but I don’t cover up the ‘good stuff.’ If there’s ‘good stuff’ on the page I want it visible! Anyway, after a week of thinking what I should do with this challenge I thought off the page I cut out of a magazine once… it shows John Lennon’s handwriting, part of a song lyric and a photo. It’s a page that I did not know what to do with (glue in an art journal? Hang on the wall?) so it just laid there in my closet. Maybe it was waiting for this moment and this challenge? I used it as a base and went from there… the photos show my process.
February Theme: Layers You Will Love!
Art Challenge: Cover Up Good Stuff
Journal Prompt: Going Undercover
Finally, I found the inside of the figure too white. I covered the text in the first step but now I wish I hadn’t… I took a crayon and hand wrote a quote from John Lennon inside the figure. It finished of the page!
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
It fits wondrous with the image and song lyrics that were already on the page.
I finished a page with the next DLP challenge (#8) too, but I show you that some other time. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate it!