I have just enrolled in Christy Tomlinsons' "SHE HAD THREE HEARTS" on-line art journaling workshop. Originally presented as a three week course, access to all of the materials is granted for three months. This course is jam packed with techniques, prompts and projects. The idea of three hearts is based on a Japanese premise that women share one heart with the world, one with their family and friends and one only with themselves. It seems that I might be ready to explore that.
My first two pages come from the loss of a long time close friend, at the same time I was having surgery. We have held each other's hands through much but not this one last time. I know there are many ways to mourn and celebrate a life but not being able to be there and share that with her family and other friends is painful.
I have built up the colour layers using AquaStic, spray inks, paint dabbers and PanPastels. Background smudge, script and words were stamped with Archival Black.