In Case Of Emergency Remind Me ...

Each month the inimitable Michelle Ward from Green Pepper Press posts a challenge theme for the month. This month's theme was "In Case Of Emergency". I think the idea was of a more realistic case but somehow when I started working on the page my thinking became more abstract. Most of  my birth family is gone and so, in case of emergency I want to be reminded of things - about them and about myself. I want to know that tomorrow will be better and that I will still be loved and appreciated.
You can really see ( through some of this glare) how polished I got the surface of the Venetian Plaster that I mentioned in yesterday's post. I am thoroughly besotted with the stuff and have another page drying now. It takes colors beautifully - and, if I make a mistake I can remove color with alcohol easily and completely. I didn't like how bold the text looked on this surface and so I used an alcohol soaked cloth to take it all down a notch. There are some things I am not happy with about this page in general but I had fun learning about the characteristics of this plaster and may spend some time making another page that pleases me more
 It's the photos that don't seem to have a place in this page. although when I first added them they seemed to be right. I guess I better try again .. after another experiment. I guess I better fit in some cleaning and laundry too..... at some point...

Comments

  1. I love the faded text, with all the textures showing through ... maybe an image transfer technique would have made the photos blend in more, but they are a good contrast (which is my art prompt for the month) ... a very touching post.

    hugs

    daisy xx

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  2. marie - pretty spread. i love that you chose to interpret through your own filters. that you openly and honestly recorded your thoughts of affirmation should you find yourself in an 'emergency'. bravo!

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  3. Nice pages. That stuff is special.

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  4. It was interesting to read your pages, and now I need to go back and read about the plaster. The effect is really interesting, and I love the way it buffs up.

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  5. oops. I also wanted to alert you that on your comments on others' blogs, when I click on your name, it takes me to your previous blog address. I don't know if you were aware of that, so I wanted to let you know. It was no problem, but it's probably a blogger profile thing?

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