Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Still Going Round and Round...Lisa Wright's Journal Entry

Here I am, belatedly posting Lisa Wright's journal entry- I'm also late getting it to the post...there's just been SO much going on around here!  In hindsight, I wish I'd done her pages before I left for Paris, but I was hoping for inspiration while there and assumed I could get them done quickly.  And I would have been able to except for the fact that our home has been a construction site for the last 4 weeks!  (more on that later ;))  But I got them done in the end and even tho I hate being late, Gemma was very nice about it.  And it won't happen again, Gemma- I PROMISE!!!
So Lisa's color of choice was rust, and I was so excited to play because it was out of my comfort zone...waaaay out!  I knew I wanted to do a rusty keyhole with a hole cut out so you could see to the next page and when I started searching for a cool quote to go on the inside, I found Nat King Cole's lyrics to "Paper Moon" and thought it was perfect!

Here is the rusty keyhole- after I'd drawn it, I decided it needed a guardian angel- so that's how "Claudia" came into the picture- she reminds me of Lestat's adopted daughter in The Vampire Lestat....
 And here is the inside; once I decided on the words, I KNEW I had to use a sickle moon with a rusty sunset and I had to include a "Lisa inspired" lady reclining on the moon.  There's also a little friend hidden in the you see her?
And here it is all cut up and glued back together:

That's all for now- I'm off to mail this to Gemma- and then start on the next jounal pages for Kat- because I.WILL.NOT.BE.LATE.AGAIN!


gma said...

WOW! LOVE this. Truly awesome. That quote is so whimsical and to be able to see it through a rusty keyhole from a Vampire novel ROCKS.

Maggie said...

SO gorgeous! I love the rusty keyhole and "Claudia" is perfect. Beautiful Sickle Moon Lady . . . and those waves are amazing!! Lisa will love it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice work - you are one busy lady lately! valerie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I think Paris trumps...just about everything else! -grin- Your piece is wonderful and love the nod to Cole.

WrightStuff said...


Ooh I love it so!

I am also so very fond of that song - how did you know?

We call this a fishing moon in our house - after the DreamWorks logo!

Tammy Sprinkle said...

Your pages are beautiful. I absolutely love the little angel and key hole and it's exciting to peek through that keyhole onto the pretty lady lying on the wonderful moon above the sea. Pretty pretty!

Jaime Haney at said...

Swoon... so beautiful. I love your sunset! Is that a little mermaid tail I see splashing in the waves?

Great work on the rust theme, just beautiful.


Priti.Lisa said...

I see the mermaid's tail!
You always knock me for a loop with your talent!!!xoxox