we're gonna party like it's my birthday...
or rather just a little art journal party, it's the first year I've ever managed to do a journal page on my birthday so thought I'd share the process via picture evolution. So I started off with this found object printed page from my Bunch of Backgrounds technique video:
At the top I wrote 'at 28' on one side and 'at 30/by 30' on the other, as I'm turning 29 this year I thought it was quite a milestone, last year of my twenties and I just wanted to reflect on what that means.
In my twenties I've lived in quite a few places, worked in LOADS of different industries, had many different lifestyles, had quite a few boyfriends, had juxtaposing friends & interests, collected quite a varied folder of qualifications and not all of it ever really felt like me. At 28 I felt like me and I had a lot less going on...which is probably why I could create & share so much online. I just wrote out everything to keep, throw out or improve upon before I turn thirty. Then I created frames using new washi tapes that I treated myself too as a birthday treat ;)
I then painted in the frames, I picked this background as I wanted this to be easy, a quick treat before I head to bed, so I just painted some very carefree easy-peasy faces
Then I embellished them with little pictures, border strips, stickers & stuff that meant something to me (ie the embellie on the top left of the frame on 'at 28' page is the key, the embellie on the top left of the frame on 'at 30' page is a keyhole...yep I put in a sticker metaphor, coz I'm cool like that!! lol)
and now we're done & it's nearly 2am so I'm off to bed, I've only a chilled day planned tomorrow/today/whatever heck the day my birthday is, just the cinema and a meal, then next weekend is party weekend, and the weekend after that is an art party weekend wahoo!! Think I'm more excited about the art party if I'm honest, in fact I know I am because I'm getting boring in my increasing old age...and in fact to prove that this week I brought new clothes for the first time in forever and the whole thing was for knitwear jumpers and cardigans lol 'move out Granny I need your slippers' (no seriously, I need new slippers; they'll be next on the shopping list! lol)
Nighty night, sleep tight