Sunday, March 13, 2011

Personal Mythology

For this week's challenge, I began to think about the stories that I have told myself throughout the years. I kept coming back to the feeling of being an outsider. Throughout my life I have been the outsider in many circumstances including my own family. I was always a little bit different - more quiet, more introspective, more to myself. This feeling was at its height during adolescence when I longed to fit in at high school. Even to this day, there are times when I feel like I'm on the outside looking in. I guess that in ways I relish the feeling.

I started off this page by applying watercolor with a paint scraper. I wrote in both pen and pencil, and added some collage. I added watercolor pencil and water-soluble pencil, and the self portrait was a stencil that I cut using a favorite photograph - the same as I used in the "I am" spread.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this page, I like your thought process and the blocky background, and that stencil ROCKS!

Erin Keane said...

I like how re-using your original picture in stencil form reflects the duality of the two challenges!

apaperbear said...

I love this page and your art. So very inspiring. We are outsiders. We are men who journal! Rebel souls. Keep inspiring! Keep trudging on!!!