Life Book 2013 Week 43 led by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Julie's theme is all about nature and drawing a face with a stick or twig. She likes drawing with twigs, stamping with leaves and other natural materials. I used what I had on hand (rather than scavenging yard waste) in this case, dowel (for drawing), rubber stamps.
Background created using Gelli plate, stencils; acrylic paint, India ink.
The dolls I've been working on the last couple of weeks are now complete.
I needed to come up with a name for each these girls. My daughter, Jennifer, had a brilliant idea - name them Maya and Angelou. Why didn't I think of that? (In all honesty, I had never heard of Maya Angelou's poem "Caged Bird.")
Week 40 of Life Book 2013 is led by Rachelle Panagarry. Rachelle's theme is "What's Inside." We are to draw a representation of ourself and include 3-D type hands.
Rachelle works with mulberry paper which is adhered to her drawing, cut out, painted with watercolor paint and glued onto the substrate. I chose not to do that - don't tell!
I've drawn a version of this face before. I also incorporated it into a small quilt a few months ago. I am a private person especially my on-line persona. I feel comfortable sharing my secrets with my husband (sometimes) and a few select friends. After all, a secret by definition is "something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others."
Who do you share your secrets with?
Inside the hands is a quote by Elbert Hubbard - "Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us."