|Reach for the Stars!|
The second part of Week 2 on the Willowing Course is creating a page in the altered board book for Whimsies.
I lined the board book pages with printed pages from a discarded book and then gesso'd them, wiping off the excess so the print was still visible. I put some torn maps at the bottom of the pages to symbolize that the world was at our feet. Having given the rest of the background a light wash of colour using my watercolour crayons, I stuck on the Whimsies that I had drawn and painted on to watercolour paper. Their features are deliberately disproportionate. 'I' am in the pink dress and I am reaching for the stars - grabbing life's opportunities and lovin' it! My friends Rebecca and Rachel are supporting me and believing in me. Look at my huge pile of stars/opportunities!
I enjoyed this exercise because it's something I hadn't done before. I don't think I'll be creating many (or any) more Whimsies, but it was good to have a go at something different.