Laws. This course is titled 'The Storyteller's Art', so as I love stories and art I just couldn't pass that opportunity to learn more about both!
As it's still January, Kim's blog is focusing on eyes. Now, I promise there is a connection here - trust me! As I went through the little biographies of my fellow students, it struck me how our life stories are all a blend of sorrows and joys and moments that could only be described as magical! I wanted to create a little project that echoed this thought as I started out on the course. So often it is in a person's eyes that we see a story of mingled comedy and tragedy. Here's the link then with Kim's theme this week - I wanted to create eyes that would look both happy and sad! I don't know if I'm skilled enough to manage this yet, but I did use some symbolic embellishments as well! I began with this little crackled MDF heart. I'm still really enjoying painting on a crackled surface and for this project I think the worn look added to the sense of a face that has seen life!
The heart was quite small to work on - approximately 2" x 2". I used Fresco Finish Nougat over Little Black Dress and Crackle Glaze and added detail with Micron pens and touches of Inktense blocks. When I was happy with the effect I sprayed the heart with fixative to avoid smudging. What I was aiming for was a woman smiling through tears.