Happy Tuesday! Hope you all have a great week! Well I was going to have another busy month but actually I’ve decided to drop all the things that I was going to join in with that would have taken up the whole month. I’m tired and need to focus on Christmas stuff to be made, and do some of that self-care that people keep talking about.
Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is something I made at the weekend while I was catching up with The Handmaid’s Tale. I felt inspired to do some sketching so I grabbed my journal and this is the result.
It’s a page that came from nowhere and was fun to do while I was watching the show. I spent the weekend watching this and doing nothing else! If you don’t know the show, then it is based on one of my all time favourite books, top ten for sure, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I love it so much I have three copies…
The one on the top right is a special edition with red sprayed pages and pretty endpapers…
The one on the bottom left is my first copy from 1990 and the one on the right is the TV tie in from 2017.
Here’s my sketch before I decided I could probably also colour it while watching the show, so I grabbed my neocolours and a water brush and started adding some colour.
The headgear she is wearing is called wings, and it is supposed to shade her face. I really need to work on my shading!
The oranges and the quote are both from the book and season one of the show even though I was watching season three. The Latin quote I will leave you to google, the oranges are significant in the story due to food shortages and excitement about seeing oranges in the food shop. Oranges are a rare luxury but she still can’t have any as she doesn’t have a token for oranges. I am also joining in with Bleubeard and Elizabeth on Art Journal Journey this month with my oranges and a little bit of book paper collage.
T Stands For . . . Fairytale October Journal Flip and Cover
Here’s a look at the cover for my Fairytale October journal. I used (fake) gold leaf on it and a stencil. Once it was done, I managed to do a quick flip through of my journal, though that was the quickest bit of the whole process!
I recorded and edited and uploaded the video and then as I submitted it to Instagram, it chopped off the last few pages as the time limit is 90 seconds and mine was slightly longer, so then I had to start over, edit it down, speed it up and try again, how frustrating! So here it is…
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It should be viewable even if you don’t have an Instagram account.
Did you notice how many cats appeared on these pages? A total of 30! I’m tempted to go add another one so there will be 31, one for each day.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
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