Creativity: Artist Scrapbook 2

Some more scrapbook pages. The paper of this page is creamy coloured with a ‘woven’ texture, which works nicely with scribbles of beautiful soft pencils. Down the left side, I pasted 4 school photos of my youngest,  progressing from little kid to adolescent. There’s one of the two girls as well, from primary school. these are the sort of things that end up in a box or drawer, after copies have gone to grandparents, because they are excess to requirements, but who wants to throw pics of their kids in the bin? A scrappy page collage is a good place for them!

There is an appealing quote in the newspaper cutting, which I highlighted, and also hand wrote for emphasis. There’s a Carl Rogers quote as well…”Freedom to be oneself is a frighteningly responsible freedom, and the individual moves toward it cautiously, fearfully, and with almost no confidence at first.”as5

Some favourite fabric scraps made it on to this page. Staples are a great way to attach things. You can sometimes buy coloured ones, too.  Depending on the size of the stapler, the object might need to be close to the edge of a page. This page is on redeployed brown paper.as6

One of my photos, an Oxfam postcard, from an early Fair trade campaign (that’s Michael Stipe having milk ‘dumped’ on him),  and a magazine photo of Kurt Cobain, which I coloured in. Because I can. The Peace Love Empathy symbol, I have been drawing for years. One of these days, I might get it as a tattoo.


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