altered life thursday
i am always hesitant to start a weekly feature on the blog. i worry that i will start something that i won’t be able to follow through with. so i don’t do anything. it is that dang perfectionist rearing it’s ugly head. but then i thought that is ridiculous. who cares if i don’t follow through? who cares if it is a total flop? i will have learned something along the way and know what does and doesn’t work for me.
so i have decided to start altered life thursday in which i share an altered page every week. i think it sounds doable and at the same time a good challenge. i like the idea of creating something on a weekly basis. and it does help to have some accountability.
why altered life? because my life has been altered by art. there are days when i feel like my life is an altered book. a discarded book that has been transformed into a book filled with color, pattern, texture, inspiration and hope.
this week i was playing around with texture in my journal. i achieved this look by using gesso and tissue paper. it was something that i hadn’t really done before in an altered book. then i layered inks and markers over the fun texture. the only annoying thing was that i couldn’t really write on it, so i had to collage in my words. no big deal.
i had fun playing. i hope you enjoy.