March 30, 2008

First layout for the art journal

I created the three images on the page from a chopped up and rearranged photo I enlarged of my sister and I playing on a tricycle when we were kids. The rest of the page is just old text pages and crayon drawings on top of the mulberry paper background. I added some duct tape and the Dymo label for some punch. I like the stark, mechanical blacks against the softer, floaty quality of the oranges and blues.

This reminds me of trying to recall things from childhood - some things are sharp, bright pictures in my mind, but others are only shadows of half-remembered things.

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