I thought maybe I could entice you guys in with an art journal page. These two pages are facing each other (the bear looking at the young woman and vice-a-versa) but unfortunately I don't know how to do that on my blog, so please use your imagination.
These pages are quite fun because they got fairly storybook. The story is written in the trees and the bush behind the bear. I wrote it spontaneously as a response to the picture, which was really fun.
The written stuff on this page is my usual journaling blah blah.
This page is where I originally drew this woman, then I photocopied her and put her on another page later in the book.
I must have photocopied her when she was still a black and white drawing since I painted the second one in different colours. If you photocopy stuff you can paint over it. If you print it on your inkjet computer, it blurs when it gets wet.
Okay, here is the back. Pretty cool eh? I was quite pleased with my solution.
Aha, fooled you. More refashioning. Here is the rather daggie shirt before I do anything to it. I like the fabric, a lightweight tight weave cotton - and the colour. I wrote about it here.
I cut off the sleeves and sewed up the sides for a more fitted, less boxy look. I like it but...
Yikes! There is this poochy out bit in the back! It is because of the pleats under the yoke. I have a friend with a similar figure so I put it on her and got out some pins. That took several weeks to get around to.
You might be able to see the pleats a little better in this photo. The colour is more like the previous picture.
The shirt is still kind of plain. But it is an old shirt and I might just leave it as is for wearing about the house. It is more of an experiment as I am new to this refashioning stuff.