Thursday, September 22, 2011

Art Journal - Lady Gaga


The Prompt:  Dive In (which I ignored)
The Song:  Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
Technique:  shape layering

If it weren't for my Art Journal and the blog I follow called A Year In The Life of an Art Journal, I would seldom take a break from being a Mom, a Wife, a Transportation Specialist, a Maid, and the over all tasks of being the CEO of Porter Inc. to just be Sherry.

With that said, I love this page.  I pat myself on the back every time I look at it.  It is not especially eye catching but it is the creative process that draws me back to it.  I was inspired by a paper bag that my peaches came in from the farmer's market.  I saved the bag for a couple of weeks knowing that it had a greater purpose than tricking me into buying a bag of peaches that were beautiful on top and starting to rot on the bottom.  Yes, I was tricked by surface beauty. 

When I read that the challenge for this page involved the song Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga and the technique was shape layering I grabbed my peach bag and went to work.  You can't tell by the picture but the entire background is strips of paper (peach bag) in a basket weave.  It is all layered pieces of paper with a touch of irony.  Gene thought it had a touch of "bitter stay-at-home Mom" in the message but I just think it is funny.  I wonder if Lady Gaga pictured me when she created this song... the comparison just makes me laugh. 

There is a bit of truth.  We all have our ideals in our mind that we will never reach.  I often find myself defending the choice to be a SAHM just like I am sure she defends her choice to wear a meat dress.