My relationship with my mother has/is changing since my father passed away. I’m not always comfortable with how she reacts or talks about him. I have to have that talk with her, the ‘I’m not your friend I’m your daughter’ talk.
Hey there, thanks for coming by! I have about 6 spreads ready to share, but I will pace myself! I was at home most of the week with my boy which means lots of creative time and I got Messy in my art journal. This first spread was done using Orly Avineri’s stencils available here.
I’m not a pro at using stencils but I do love trying out new things. For the woman on the left, I used my black Zig Photo pen and my white Uni-Ball Signo to outline and then fill in the stencil shape.
I’m trying to add more elements of my own creation to my pages.
For the woman on the right, I used white gesso and a cosmetic sponge to dab it through the stencil. I then outlined the skull. I think I may have had too much gesso on my sponge because I lost some of the details especially around the teeth. Well, live and learn!
I started this second spread while I was in the waiting room at the hospital with my son. I just glued down the photos and started drawing random triangles. With the holidays upon us and family reunions looming, I have been thinking a lot about what binds us and how we see our parents as we get older. The article about relationships with our parents was a happy find.
There are subjects that are not easy to talk about with your parents, especially when you know more about a given situation than they do. It’s a fine balance between telling someone how their actions make you feel and telling them off. Doubly so when it’s your mother.
Finally, this spread.
No, I cannot.
Enough with killing children, enough with killing innocent people having coffee, enough with men grabbing guns and killing people in the name of a God who probably doesn’t really demand it at all (if he/she/it is even there) and because they were unable to seek help even though it is all around them.
Can’t stand that bullshit anymore.