I had great plans for this page....it was going to be random and arty. Everything was going swimmingly until, as usual, I went one step too far and wrecked the whole page. Arrrghhhh! I might have even used the fiddlesticks word! Ironic really given the Stamp which sparked my ideas! This is not as free form and arty as the original, but the photo does have the effect I wanted.
I hope you come on over and have a play - let your inner artist out :)
I used some older My Mind's Eye papers
The flowers were fussy cut from old Crate paper Bliss collection, "Groovy"
They look a bit grey here, but IRL they are beige colour
The metal embellies are from Bo Bunny
The stamp is from Tim Holtz
Mixed media background
Heart (on the stamp)
TESTIMONY - What does my Art mean to me? The journalling is on the back and it reads:-
Without trying to sound coy, I'm not sure that what I create can really be called ART. I think that scrappers who's work I admire, are real artists and what I do, is more like a craft. Reflecting on the question has been interesting; it made me ask myself why I think that way. It could be a tendency to strive for perfection, rather than just enjoying the process. Perhaps it highlights the main reason I scrap and that is to tell the story. Writing helps me makes sense of my life and records the children's stories, but could that be Art? At the head level, I'm willing to accept imperfection, but at the gut level, the remnants of a brutal education still linger and I want everything to be outrageously excellent. Then I remind myself that this is for the children and that makes it all worth while....besides I have at least five years worth of stash to use!