Introspection

introspection detail - lifebook page :)  
Detail from a Life Book page I did today
 

So, since I last wrote, things are a bit more in control and balanced around here. We’ve found some kind of groove. I have the most amazing support from my friend Beatrice and me and Dylan have a new thing going at night (he’s basically sleeping in my bed with Elliot and I instead of his own bed and that is going well).

Though I still feel very tired, overall I feel less frantic and frazzled an just more in control. Yay! :)

Elliot is sort of a dream baby. He sleeps really well at night and is easy going during the day as well. Plus, he keeps smiling and giggling! Look at his little facey:

Elliot, the happiest baby on the planet. :D

I’m entirely in love with him. Utterly devoted. He’s just such a blast to have around and so so easy going. :) Dylan was much less easy as a babe, I am also devoted to him, of course, nevertheless! Ha ha!

I also found some time to do some art. Woohoo! Kylie’s lesson was a paint over acrylic’s transfer technique which I did quite a few of the month before Elliot was born, but I’d not done it with one of my ow photographs before! The idea was that were going to do a self portrait and surround our portrait with positive words/ qualities that we think describe us. This is mine:

lifebook page - kylie's lesson

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Here are some details;

lifebook page - kylie's lesson - detail

lifebook page - kylie's lesson - detail

lifebook page - kylie's lesson - detail

lifebook page - kylie's lesson - detail 

 

It was really odd for me to work on my own face and it felt like all my features were so small compared to the faces I usually do! :) but I like the final outcome although my face feels a little stretched. ha ha!

And today I really wanted to do some art for the sake of art but still include it in my Life Book. And I worked with just feeling what was going on inside, asking myself what I was needing and creating in response to that.

And this is what came:

introspection detail - lifebook page :)

introspection detail - lifebook page :)

introspection detail - lifebook page :)

introspection detail - lifebook page :)

I liked working with the dark shadows and more contrast than I usually do. I used my graphite crayon hence a lot of grays, but it suited my mood and what was alive inside. Not that I’m feeling gray inside, just sort of introspective and calm and gray fits that for me. Underneath are loads of layers but they sort of disappeared.

Anyhoo! That is me for today. Oh, Life Book has just started on its second month, for my lesson we’re doing my paint over collage method. Students are coming up with such amazing art work! :)

Love! <3

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