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.