Oh my! How can it be week 6 already?! I have so loved this Season! I still feel I have lots to say, lots to put into this altered book of mine. I get the feeling we are all similarly inspired no?
Ok, on to this week’s pages. Before going into the promts, I wanted to show you this intro page. On the right is my name written in the hand of the one and only Caylee Grey! Once upon a time I won an art journal from her and this was in the package. So glad I found the perfect place for it.
On the right is a table number for our wedding. Did I ever mention we had a Day of the Dead/Till Death Do You Part wedding? With skulls and roses and temporary tattoos? It was awesome. Speaking of tattoos, I carved the swallow stamps below based on my own tattoo.
She is adorned with the types of tattoos I’d love to have. Eventually.
This next one is for the loved one prompt. My husband and I celebrated our 14 year anniversary (of meeting not wedding!). I call him Grand Loup (Big Wolf) and I consider myself the Rose from the Little Prince, so this spread is all us. I put black gesso on a page I had torn out of my book, splattered paint all over and cut out the wolf silhouette. The Rose is from a calendar with St-Exupéry’s original drawings from The Little Prince.
The saying reads : ‘You are forever responsible for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your Rose’.
And the kicker? I used glow-in-the-dark paint around the rose and in the wolf 🙂 I tried to take a picture, but of course, it’s pretty bad….but you get the idea!
In keeping with the love/death theme, this page was made with that in mind.
This next photo of the beautiful Scarlett Johansen I have had for at least 6 years. Into the book she goes! I added her bones and a favorite lyric from a song by Coeur de Pirate who incidentally is my tattoo hero.
Thinking about my funeral and such made me recall some unfinished business. We all have that, right? Things that are unsettled. This is what this spread is about. I cut out a window in two pages and sandwiched the woman’s photo in between them.
That is super practical when you like both sides of the magazine spread.
Facing her is the page I made for the tutorial that is on the blog. ‘Memento Mori’ means ‘remember that you are mortal’. So, live while you can!
That brings me to my funeral spread. I cut out another window in two pages and sandwiched a confetti pocket that I made out of acetate, vellum skulls and bones and sequins.
I wrote my legacy on white gesso. This is really heartfelt.
I love that you can see the rose through my pocket window.
And ‘I loved’ from the other page. I think that is a good condensation of my message: I loved.
The facing page has ‘mi vida’ (my life) under the Rose and a skull that looks like Frida. Perfect.
Once again, thank you for making it to the end of another long post!
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