This layer was added this morning (3-29-16).
bronze and gold gel pen
white chalk pen
“abandoned coral” Distress stain
the broken tip of a key (found)
bottom left (pleased to discover that the edge of the book page didn’t glue down well. I’ll add a red stamp here later)
bottom right (The glue will go shiny and translucent when dried. The key tip reminds me of Noah’s ark.)
I’m reminded of the photographic idea of dodge and burn. I’m highlighting certain areas and downplaying others. I try to make it look like it is all planned, but I’m making it up as I go along. It is a voyage of discovery.
This is kind of like when I painted the bathroom by myself. It took four hours. I was alone with my own thoughts all that time, and it was a little intense. This is also part of why I partly dislike how I exercise – water aerobics. I can’t listen to an audiobook while I do it, and I can’t take down notes of ideas I have. I’m stuck with myself, and that is hard sometimes. But I do it because it is always important. If you can’t stand being by yourself, then who would want to spend time with you? Friendships need to be constructed of two equal people who can stand on their own, and work even stronger together. If one or both lean on the other too much, it is harmful.