Thursday, 1 October 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 38

Documented Life Project

September Theme - Journaling with Photos
Week 38 Art Challenge - Silhouettes
Week 38 Journal Prompt - There is no shadow without the light.

I found a magazine photo of a little boy holding out a 
balloon to a little girl - I changed the balloon into a heart
to show him offering her his love.

Quite simply, love overshadows everything.

Gold and silver acrylic paint background,
Paynes Grey acrylic paint silhouettes, shadows
and lettering, rubbed back with sandpaper.


Sunday, 27 September 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 37

Documented Life Project

September Theme - Journaling With Photos
Week 37 Art Challenge - Digital Imagery and Design
Week 37 Journal Prompt - What Makes Your Heart Sing?

(The older you get, the more you realise that it isn't about the material things,
 or pride or ego.
It's about our hearts and who they beat for.)
I only had limited time to do these pages
because I'm still clearing the house of clutter
prior to our house move.
It's so time consuming!

For the pages I did a gesso background 
over which I used Neocolor IIs
to match the colours of the digitally altered photo
of my 3 favourite people. 

 I used BeFunky which is a free photo editing website.

I wanted to give the picture a 
bright, light and colourful look
to show how they make my life 
bright, light and colourful :)


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 36

Documented Life Project

September Theme - Journaling with Photos
Week 36 Art Challenge - Photo Transfer
Week 36 Journal Prompt - From Here to There

I started these pages the day after we had taken
Top Son Luke to his new digs in Plymouth.
He will soon be starting a 3 year course at the 
Plymouth College of Art to study Film.

It's an exciting time for him.
However, when we left him in his 
new (lovely) room, I could still see Luke as a
4 year old on his first day at school 
- and he's now 21!

I guess he will always be my baby.

Both the image of him on his first day of school
and the one of him taken the day before we took him to
Plymouth are image transfers - they didn't go perfectly, but
I guess that's the nature of the transfer beast!

I've still got a baby 'bird' in my nest (Hope)
but she's going to University next September...