What is that saying about art imitating life? I think this page does that.
The Art: I started by using a square piece of foam that was used as filler in a Tim Holtz Texture Fades package. I stamped squares on three sides of the page in gray, green, purple and hot pink. The next layer was the piece of paper towel at the top of the page. I added a bit of orange to it. Then I added the purple text that I stamped on tissue paper using a Hero Arts stamps. There is a small piece of numbers from an old book I have. The text at the bottom is an advertisement for paper and the very tiny text is a stamp I got at Michael's and stamped on tissue paper.I love stamping on tissue paper because it lets the other layers show through.
The final layer is a napkin with a flower on it. I use a water color paint brush and a bit of water to "cut" around the flower. I used sharpie paint markers for the writing and the outlines of the flower.
Thoughts: I know that I am made of many layers. When I was young I was often a different person depending on who I was with at the time. I wanted people to like me so I tried to be what others wanted me to be. It's taken 60 years for me to learn that I am who I am. I've grown and changed a lot from age 40 to age 60. I am more free and open. It took a while to learn that I don't have to tell every thought to every person I meet. I've learned to trust my instincts and now I find it a bit easier to know who it's ok to let see all of my layers.
It's a fine line.... being myself and protecting myself from those who might hurt me. It's all about boundaries, trusting my instincts and learning from my mistakes.
Link to: Paint Party Friday, The Documented Life Project