I made pockets by folding back and under and then sticking down with tape, the two top pages on each side of the sketch book. The pockets contain little cards with my thoughts about the bird-song written on them. That experience of hearing the bird singing in the wintry sky did seem to fit quite well with the idea of pierrots and harlequins - I can never decide if they're incredibly joyous or really poignant .
When I looked at the @Paper Artsy Helen Chilton challenge this week, I noticed that she too had used Ink and the Dog stamps with Lynne Perella. I had used Snowflake for highlights and black outlining too, so I felt I was in good company. I can't enter this page for the draw because it is not a new project and I did not photograph it step by step. However, as I become a better blogger I hope to be able to create more step by step posts.
Here is a close-up of one of the pierrots. His hat is made from a painted vintage book page - I was pleased that the lettering happened to say 'the twin', as there are 2 pierrots on the double page! I love these Lynne Perella images because they are so adaptable. I am so excited at the prospect of the new LP stamps launched this weekend, I just wish I could get to Ally Pally!
This is one of the little cards. On one side was a Lynne Perella image, on the reverse side was the Tim Holz bird outside its cage and a message written on it. The little ribbon loops can be pulled to remove the card from the pockets.
This last picture focuses on the twin pierrots! This page will always remind me of hearing exquisite bird song on a cold January day.
If there is anyone out there, thank you for looking and have a great weekend.