Hello all. I'm in the middle of my move, so I will keep the writing short! I have two spreads for you today, one for each prompt. I've been feeling so overwhelmed that I didn't have time for more. Nor did I have the chance to try Katie's tutorial on the blog. Hence a magazine face vs a painted face.
My mind map flows from me, from my eye. Because it is my own perception. I went with the color scheme of that photo. When I tried putting watercolor on my gesso-ed background it wouldn't stick. So I made some watercolor clouds on smooth paper and glued them down. Those are real pressed lilac flowers that I taped down.
I once again worked with the image that was already in my altered book. This image of Odette was just perfect.
I loved pairing Odette's frightful expression with comforting hands. Hands like this are usually funerary symbols, which totally works for me.
I cut out her legs and placed the moonscape from a vintage atlas under them. I also included parts of her dress so that it looks three dimensional almost.
Here is what the backside of that page looks like.
The other page holds the Earth seen from space and some punched moon phases. I wanted to invoke the idea of time and space, that the Universe has been here a long time and will continue on well after us.
These flowers, baby's breath, are a symbol for rebirth or I should say, continuous birth.
Very happy with how they turned out!
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