Today there were two prompts that caught my eye. On journal52.com, the weekly prompt was “Thinking of You”. And for NaNoJouMo, the daily song title prompt was “Through the Dark” by Alexi Murdoch. Both of these made me think of my daughter who is going through a difficult time right now. I wanted to combine the prompts and then send a scan of the page to her to show that she is loved.
I started with a page in my 7×10 mixed media art journal that already had some purple, ivory and teal paint on it from cleaning off brushes from a prior project. It may be a coincidence, one I wasn’t thinking of when I chose that page, but my daughter’s favorite colors are purple and teal. It was meant to be! I then painted a woman, half on — half off the page over the purple paint giving her black hair (like my daughter’s) and with tears falling from the visible eye.
On the rest, I stamped & doodled & scribbled over the existing paint to give the page some dimension. I added hearts (since I am sending this to her from my heart). Then I collaged two lines onto the center heart from the song “Through the Dark”. I also used a stamp at the bottom right of the page that shows that there is a way through the darkness as long as there is love. And I have tons of love for her.
Today I am thinking of my daughter. And I created something to show her my love.