"Life is not a spectator sport. Win, lose or draw.
The game is in progress whether we want it to be or not.
So go ahead... argue with the refs, change the rules,
cheat a little, take a break and tend to your wounds.
But play. Play. Play hard, play fast...
play loose and free. Play as if there's no tomorrow.
OK, so it's not whether you win or lose,
it's how you play the game... right?"
~ Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy
Time to revisit the Tekenfilm altered children's book. There are still a bunch of unfinished pages even after a solid month of work during NaNoJouMo in November.
The page started as a rough pink acrylic background. I grabbed a painted coffee filter, glued it to the page w/Mod Podge and added lines with white gesso. Thinking about the mosaic of circles, I cut images, text, maps & paint chips with a circle punch and Mod Podged them to the filter/background. Punches are tools used in scrapbooking & collage. They are tremendously useful. I have several sizes of circles and squares. The EK Success Paper Shaper circle cutter (1 1/4" diameter) was used to cut the circles.
After edging the little circles with neocolors and doodling with Sharpie poster paints, I decided to journal using a list because I couldn't think of anything to write. So using a brush tipped black pitt pen, I listed some of the books I would LIKE to read this year, in theory.
The story behind these pages in the Tekenfilm altered book: