Two years ago eight artists decided to share their art in a round robin art journal. Two years and two books later I've just finished the final pages in Tammy's journal which is now winging its way back to the southern US of A.
It has been an adventure! Every month an ever-growing art gallery has been dropping through my letterbox. Each parcel bursting with layers of paint, collage and above all love.
I know I wasn't the only one to struggle a little with these final pages. I'm not sure if it was the pressure of seeing all that amazing art that I felt I had to match, or just knowing that once this one went in the post we were all finished... I certainly don't want this collaboration to end. Shall we do another one next year ladies? Please say yes!
So, onto my pages... Tammy chose the colour theme of black, white & tan.
I started Venus before watching Lady GaGa doing her own interpretation in her undies on the X Factor at the weekend. Bonkers was the first adjective that came to mind - along with a healthy dose of respect for a woman who just does what she wants! You see, I do think a bit of bonkers is good for the soul!
It was the print of Botticelli's version at the back of Tammy's journal that provided the inspiration for this piece - rather than the scallop shell bra.
I thought that Jennifer's quote was particularly appropriate for this project:
"You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a Goddess Circle."
As Ovid said - Venus does indeed favour the bold as indeed does fortune and both have done Lady G a bit of good.
I'd been saving these pages for a while to collage with...
My tag to add to the collection...
Perfect colour scheme for this owl - plus a real owl feather.