The Blank Page and How to Face It!
Art Challenge: Gesso
Journal Prompt: "The Beginning is Always Today" - Mary Shelley
Welcome to Week 2! Are we having fun yet? I know I am! I am loving going through The Art to the 5th Academy and seeing all of the amazing journal pages in our gallery. This week, I will be using Gesso in my journal to create a page inspired by Mary Shelley's quote.
I was all set to do something completely different on my page until I came across this picture when I was searching through my drawer of ephemera.
It's from an ancient McCall's sewing pattern envelope and I couldn't stop laughing at it. This is what I feel I look like . . . "What up, Dawg?" Yeah, that's me, the dorky mom who thinks she is so cool! #gangstamom It became my inspiration for my page and a reminder not to take myself too seriously. YO!
Instead of using gesso on the bottom layer of my journal page, I used the gesso on the top layer. I watered it down and painted a pathway over my background. I love the way the colors just slightly show through the white gesso.
Mary Shelley's quote inspired me to start with today and walk through this year with attributes that I love. Each step, each day is a new beginning. I added my "cool mom" avatar with gel matte medium and embellished the page with a permanent black pen and a smudgy pencil. I love the path I've chosen to walk down this year!
I will be looking forward to seeing everyone's pages this week! Happy Documenting!
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