I have to tell you this. It is another little story about inspiration.
She is from Thursday's Art-at-the-desk. And I'm so proud that I pushed myself and actually started on the first page in a new blank Strathmore Visual Journal (5.5' x 8in)
So proud because I have a hard time with white pages and especially the first one in a journal.
But about the inspiration, I was all done except I hadn't actually finished the background. Nothing was happening. The flow was over. I had to pack up and head to my cozy art nest at home. That's when a part of a butterfly wing fluttered forth from under stuff. I heard that little voice that said, "just glue it down". So, I did.
Friday morning while "walking in beauty", a place for exercise of the mind and body, I was on the sixth lap when I began thinking about the background again. I spotted a fence line bush with small leaves and I just snatched some as I went by. The first thing I did was use them to stencil around and then I painted the little stalk of leaves with Italian sage green and stamped the leaf image around the background.
That helped but the page still needed more. So I used the white gel pen. About that time that little blue silk sari ribbon fluttered forth from under stuff. Again, I immediately heard the voice that said, "attach it, don't think about it just attach it". So, I did.
Later, I realized the connection was more than color. It's about the delicacy of the silk and butterfly wing and they even share a tiny pattern. The stitching is a connection to the cloth side of me.
When I returned to the office Friday morning, I found the other part of the wing on a different desk....fluttered forth....the voice.....and so, I did.
When inspiration passes you or flutters forth....see it...hear it...use it.
Infusion - a stitched booklet to celebrate a memory with a friend a friend named bloom and the great labyrinth story
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