The one thing I really do know is that art heals. What does it heal? Oh so many things....and sometimes it catches you totally off guard. This is one of those circumstances. I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably one of my most significant, deep to the core sessions of art I have ever made.
I encourage you to take a look at Seth's new stencils and just sit with them for awhile. Here is a little back story to my piece. When I first received Seth's stencils I did a little play in a small journal I have just for this. Not intended for anyone to see, just to see how they stencil. Below is a photo of that:
I just played and layered them. As you can see in the photo above, it was the last page in this little journal. I had used up extra paint on my palette and although nice, I didn't think it was blog hop worthy. Also, at the time I wasn't really reading the words. It was "saved" as my Blog Hop inspiration piece. Fast forward to a few weeks later...I had to get it done. I opened to a page in my "good" (ha ha) journal to recreate the page.
I noticed a trend in my left over paint pages...ombre. It all started out good layering the pieces of the Techno Insiders stencils onto the page.
Very cool designs Seth!
I decided to make a few of the elements on my page stand out. No better way than some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste! I LOVE this stuff!
and then......it happened when I did this.....
**Warning--if you just want to see the art and enter the giveaway, this is where the post would end for you....but not for me**
Not even dry yet (see the cloudiness in the gold)....and my innocent page took a turn.
That word ENOUGH. Deep.... DEEP....DEEP meaning to me. This is where.....Mr. Apter....it took over as a therapy session. No more process photos, just me and my art journal figuring "IT" out. For every word there was another word....more than that....I didn't realize it at the time, but when I finally took a step back and looked at what I made, I realized I was cleaning off my stencils on the page beside my project each time.
THIS is my real Art Journal page.
You may not think this is Blog Hop worthy....but this is where the deep, layered feelings of the words got buried each time I cleaned a stencil onto this page.
Moral of the story.....
I AM ENOUGH!
Stencils are cheaper than therapy!
Don't just think about art, MAKE IT! be it......
Who cares if anyone else likes it! Do you??!!!
Thanks Seth, your stencils are very special :)
Thanks to everyone who read to the end because this isn't the end of my story....it is just the beginning.
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