When one of my journals was nearly full, with most of the pages filled with artful reflection, I paused to consider what
I had learned in the process of filling up page after page of art & theology & reflective thinking. I wanted to condense whatever I had learned/experienced into (literally) a succinct headline. I used the exposed words Tomorrow...Destiny as the catalyst for thinking about what I had learned/experienced during nearly a year of artful reflection in this particular journal. I (thoughtfully) uncovered my "unique selling proposition" (to borrow a phrase from the sales/entrepreneurial world) is the unique combination of art with theology with deconstruction. The floral piece is pressed flowers from the vacation location where I was working on my journal. I pressed the flowers between two blank pages overnight then sandwiched them between two layers of art paper and coated thickly with acrylic medium. Once dry, I applied more medium to "glue" the flowers into my journal (a sneaky way to bring a pretty flower through customs). I used marker pens and stencil for the pink flowers and white gesso and stencil for the top layer.
|Exposed words became the catalyst for the reflection.|
|Sandwich pressed flowers between two thin pieces of art/tissue paper.|
|Cut off excess paper around the flowers and glue onto page.|