Dear Rosie…

These are all the things I wish for you:

Childhood wishes...

This is the first spread in my altered board book for Week 2 of the AHH course with Tam (Willowing).  The photos (image transfers and an old pic from 1921), represent young Rosie and the childhood I wish she had had…

Dear Rosie,

 That’s the left-hand page… and this is the right-hand page:

Happy trails

The reality wasn’t at all like this, but then, that’s the point of Art, Heart & Healing – dealing with my demons through art. Watching Tam’s videos and joyful art-making is therapeutic in itself and I have discovered that I can draw – a bit! The next phase is drawing “Whimsies” and creating a spread with them… says she who has never drawn one in her life!

I must admit that although I am not a sweet, traditional, neat creature when it comes to art, because of the grungey backgrounds and mixed media setting for these dolls and portraits, I am finding it easier to embrace the whole concept of whimsy. I hope that makes sense?

Anyway, this is also my entry to Theme ThursdayBlue – this week. Have a great weekend – me? Oh I am working again (and grateful!)  🙂

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  1. Fabulous – love the colours and images – this course is really great isn’t it.

    Hope to finish my first page over the weekend – have to wording to do yet

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  2. beautiful work!

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  3. Oh, Rosie, your pages are wonderful, love all the wishes for young Rosie.

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  4. OOOoooh this is so beautiful, what lovely colours and great design.

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  5. This spread really touched me. I wish you would have had all the things you wrote. You did a wonderful job on it.

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  6. Rosie, Soooooo fabulous. I love the colors and how you’ve put the word LOVE in your background. The photos are fabulous, too. (I’m laughing because I used blue spirals on the border of my week two page …. I really can’t remember if I saw your page before and internalized them unconciously… or what! If so, thanks!)

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  7. Very sweet and creative!

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  8. Have you ever deemed putting more video clips in your content to help keep the readers much more entertained? I mean I just read over the article of yours and it was really excellent but since I’m really a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful. Just my my idea, Good luck

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