You must have noticed by now that I’m not around on the Internet as much
as I used to be. I just don’t have the time for it. I am way busy with writing
articles for CmF, handling things for FEATURING (btw: did you know there
is a badge available on the site? Just copy the code and put it on your blog!)
teaching two online art journal workshops and preparing for the art journal
weekend in November.
Even housekeeping tasks has been put on a back burner let alone the ‘blog
visit round’ I used to make every week. I do follow your blogs ‘from a distance’
though… I ‘scan’ your new posts, but I don’t take time to comment.
You might say I’m a lurker these last weeks – forgive me!
In the (rare) spare hours, I rather get my art journal out and make a page
than surf the Internet. That’s why I can show you these pages today…
First page is for the new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
THE PROMPT: Scars
THE SONG: Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: rips and tearing
When you follow my blog, you already know the story: On August 26th
my man and son went to a blues concert. On their way home my beloved
stumbled and fell in an unfortunate way… with his head right on the edge
of the sidewalk (the English dictionary calls it ‘curb’?) When my son saw
all the blood coming from his head, he called the ambulance right away
(and phoned me right after that) I took a cab to the hospital and my son
and I sat there waiting until 2 am… In that time, they scanned my beloved’s
brain to see how bad the damage was (nothing wrong with that, pfew!) and
stitched him up with approximately 20 stitches…
In the days that followed, his face and eyes turned from blue to purple
to black to green to yellow and I made photo’s of the process.
It was weeks ago, and the only thing left is a big scar!
When I saw this prompt, I just HAD to use one of the photos!
21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch Used materials/techniques: old book pages as a background, gel medium photo transfer, adirondack spray ink, acrylic paint (title)
And here’s my ‘weekly page’
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 41
(23 x 31 cm - 9.1 x 12.2 inch)
Used materials/techniques: adirondack spray ink & distress ink (background), alphabeth stamps, acrylic paint, date and 'lines' stamps, stazon ink, black marker, images cut out from different magazines.
The woman in the photo – holding a camera – is the famous American
photographer Imogen Cunningham
Hope you enjoyed my Tuesday post. Thanks so much for visiting!
I don’t say this often enough, but I want you to know that I do appreciate
your visits and cherish every comment!