Saturday, August 02, 2008

And So


after the last page, (not this one) I ask my friend .................


"So, tell me again, do you really like this face? The spread is kinda new for me but I can't get down and dirty yet. I can't and may not be able to get past "pretty".....not that my pages are pretty, but you know what I mean."

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That's what I said to my friend Zorana.

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and she said, ".............. she's great! And I do get the 'pretty pages' syndrome. I can't get pass that either. Maybe we should decide that it's okay to like pretty pages. I mean..... why would we want to make them differently? "
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Well, Miss you-know-who....my muse....was obviously reading my e-mail. I know she has gone crazy and has really been jerking me around with the missing 'A'. I can hear her laughing right now as a matter of fact.
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So anyway, I was really trying to play ART "out of the box". You will agree that this is very different for me.



By the way, the name of the book that I am using to make this visual journal is Chance, Luck and Destiny.


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So, Friday at the desk, I started flipping through a magazine that came in the mail. It was one that I look at the then toss. Anyway, all I could see were these scrambled letters that said spelled Sharon. I had already prepped this page and it started out as "pretty". But then I saw those words......A Scrap of Paper. OH MY GOSH, this book is talking to me.


I must just glue these scraps of paper down and then see what happens.







Well, I'll tell you what happened. It was Norah's hand I'm sure. I just wanted to mask off a line. I was using painters tape that is not suppose to stick so good.


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New Challenge.......down and dirty.


I think I rescued the page and I'm thinking, it was suppose to end this way......out of the Box.



But the Box really would have looked so cool if I had used translucent red that you can see through where it went across the face. I ended up using paper.

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To see what I'm talking about look at the right side of the page where the red goes across the floral napkin. The masking tape worked on that side because it did not cross paper. The napkin was applied with gel medium.


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Well anyway, I didn't mean to talk you ear off so....


Enough for now,

NOrah'S right hand

One more thing, I hope my friend, Zorana, doesn't mind that I shared a little bit of our conversation. She is moving today and on my mind. xoxox




14 comments:

  1. This is very different from what you usually do but I like it. I understand about not being able to get past "pretty"....I can't seem to make messy art. I try and try but it still comes out neat and tidy!

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  2. This faces are coming up very different, but I like this new faces

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  3. Awwwwwwwhhhhh, so nice of you to think of me today. I'm sitting in my new living room all connected to the world and checking out your blog. Tape over face? The book talking? Norah is enjoying this weekend! Love it.

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  4. Bravo! for getting out of the box.
    The face makes me think of a mannequin for some reason.
    Change is good!

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  5. I love this post Sharon. You really have gone outside the box and it looks great!!! I love the new face too, not quite as soft as your others, gorgeous...
    You may be out of your comfort zone, but your art is still amazing! Its great to challenge ourselves sometimes (not that I'm too good at that myself... so bravo for you.)

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  6. How did you get out of the box? Was there a door? Maybe a window or did you climb out of the top...whatever method you used, it is wonderful, now have fun with the box.Do some more good stuff, this is so fun to look at. Please keep Norah happy! Hugs, Mary

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  7. Oh I love it, different but good different. The making tape over the napkin is gorgeous. Love it!

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  8. When I first looked at these journal pages, I thought, "She's so pretty!" (LOL), but I love that. I love her little rosebud mouth, her luminous eyes, and her delicate coloring. She looks like she should be an illustration for a Jane Austen novel.

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  9. Different, yes, but I still recognize your signature style. Kind of a Sister in go-go boots, LOL!

    Spreading your "wings". Good for you.

    Darla

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  10. Ava said that there is a fine for loitering, so don't let her catch you!

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  11. Sharon, Well, don't worry about talking too much. No way you can do it! I'll read whatever you write and enjoy every second of it. I talk too much, as you can see here.
    Now about that mouth....I think that's Norah's doing! Just a little pouty when YOU don't cooperate. I like it though...and the beautiful eyes...just great. Love,love,love the expression in your girls eyes!
    I know you would never set out to make something "pretty" after all...you're somewhere "out there on the edge." I like that too. It's what you do best. I, however, DO set out to make something pretty....it may be boring...but it will be pretty. That's just me. You know you are more adventurous than I (which may be why I admire your work so much).
    One thing I do know is we HAVE to be who we are...so does NORAH!!!! So, let's just have fun with it all. Thanks for sharing, my friend! pat

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  12. I don't like to get past pretty.... probably because there was lots of "ugly" stuff in my life from an early age....now that I can have pretty all the time if I want to.... it suits me ....

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  13. OMG..this is incredible! If I could create a journal that would look like this, I'd start today! I loved watching the progression of how this came into being, and I think that the red across the face looks great. I almost think that if it were translucent and matched the red on the right side, it wouldn't make as big a statement. I LOVE it! It's fantastic!

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