July theme - Ephemera
Week 27 Art Challenge: Using old maps, letters, tickets and more...
Week 27 Journal Prompt: Life...with a history
Using lots of ephemera which meant something
to me from the 1960s/70s as a background, I then covered most of it up (deliberately).
I painted myself (from an old primary school photograph), including my freckles, and journalled personal
thoughts about my childhood, which I have
kept private by scribble writing.
The ink blots symbolise the many failures and mistakes
I have made in the past, but which I do not regret because they have made me the person I am happy being today.
I found these pages quite difficult to do,
both artistically and emotionally.
But that is what Art Journaling is all about, I suppose.