My friend Susi is hosting Art Journal Journey this month where she has a lot of things we can't use (we aren't allowed to use faces, leaves, or wings) when creating collages in our journals or altered books.
So today Bleubeard and I are represented in abstract.
Even after all these years, Bleubeard is just learning to write his name. So printing is best for him.
He was quite upset that I forgot his whiskers, but I'm sure he won't need them on this page. His ears will be enough to alert him if trouble is near. I carried the red I used on his tail
to Elizabeth's head. For once Elizabeth, instead of Bleubeard, gets the crown.
I love Elizabeth's body, even though it's a true caricature.
Elizabeth's legs are really not representative of her, because she prefers wearing loose fitting dresses rather than blouses and pants. The problem was, I didn't have scraps large enough in that color scheme to create a skirt.
Here is one more look at my take on Bleubeard and Elizabeth visiting Art Journal Journey. The substrate is my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book. The background of both pages is deli paper I painted. I didn't have enough to cover the entire spread because each side's paper was left over from a prior project. All collage elements were cut from left over bits and pieces of scrapbook paper I'd been given. To that I added the words and connecting points using a black Sharpie pen.
Please meet Bleubeard and me at Art Journal Journey where we'll be checking out the other entries from this month's really unique collage challenge.
This is Day 9 of AEDM. Although I may not say it often enough, I (and Bleubeard, of course) greatly appreciate your continued support of my art. It means everything to me.