Well since Lotus has seen her surprise, I can post again. Both Cheryl and Lotus were suprised all right. That was my intention and it worked. They both are such great inspirations to me. I do like the grid layouts and may do some more when I begin my new journal soon.
On this first one here, I decided that I don't work enough on pages of text as in book pages. They make great backgrounds, so I don't have to paint or try to think up another difficult background. Just tear out the page, slap it down with some glue, and there ya go, instant background. Then I didn't know what to do with it. But I have been trying to practice drawing everyday, especially faces, so that's what I began with. The two nuts on the page on the left made great eyes, and so it went. I even opened a circle stencil to make one face. I tried to put borders up too. On the other page, it had an image of a femur, and I saw it as the trunk of a tree. I have always drawn what I call naked trees, and so that worked out okay. I still want to do more color I think.
The next spread is not finished yet but I chose the theme "Time" for it. For the background on this one, I put collage pieces down and then painted over them for the background. I don't know if you can tell but the image on the right page is an eye with a clock transposed over it. Kinda freeky, but cool. This is the page I believe I will journal on about "time". I need to write more in my journals. So maybe this one will help me begin that process more.
I am loving working in my journal more and more.
I want to make a page or spread and make it only black & white. Cool.