I have big plans for this year!
I've been doing a lot of collage work of late. I find it soothing to rip apart old magazines. My sarcastic street loves to take pictures and words from different sources to create my own meanings.
I've also wanted to incorporate different things with my collage. I've had so much fun making this, for at least an entire week I didn't really accomplish much else.
The frame is a window part I picked up from a reuzit shop for next to nothing. Bases for the sections are old folders and duct tape holds it all together! (zipties and duct tape will fix anything!)
Left top and bottom:
I want to remember how art, creativity and fun are essential to who I am.
Social justice is a passion of mine. I need to remember that I don't need to save the world by myself, but I can try to make things a little more fair for the people around me.
I used an origami graduation robe pattern, I covered the paper with black silk and then worked really hard (after 20 practice robes) to make it look nice. The paper in the background is from a swap - handmade by velvet rose! I completed my Master of Divinty in 2007 and I want to work on my Unitarian Universalist ordination, I'm several
years away from that, but there's a lot of work I can do in the meantime. I already finished my candidacy packet - I could have done that in 2005...
Right top & bottom
I want to be healthier this year. I've been spending more time at the gym and being more aware of what I'm eating.
I really need to learn to and remember to take time to listen and be in the moment.
I've been a musician since I was 5. I started the oboe in high school and picked it up again as an adult about 8 years ago. With seminary I had to give up my lessons for a while and I haven't gotten back to it. I also sing and I found this piece of sheet music:
"Everyday miracles, flowers, fireflies, buttercups, and butterflies, fish swim, birds fly, roosters crow.
Raindrops, rainbows, fiery sunset, moonlit skies, I see creation's eyes looking back at me."
The flower bouquet is a combination of beads and buttons. The butterfly and roosters were from a package of charms I had bought and never looked through! I had no idea that I had rooster charms and it was perfect!
I think this is going to be one of those projects that keeps developing over time. That's the best thing about mod podge - you can always add another layer!