Monday, March 3, 2014

A Documented Life - Who Am I?

The week 10 prompt in The Documented Life Project: What makes you, "you?" Or, if I'm talking to myself, which has been known to happen, what makes me, "me?" Apparently lots of things, and so many contradictions. That became the focus of my piece. And don't think for a moment I believe that makes me unique. I'm sure we all have many sides, which is why a usually kind person can also do something incredibly mean. Not talking about myself, of course. 

This is more journal than art, and that's OK with me. I find with these prompts, the page is just going to be what it wants to be. 

The building is something from a printmaking class I took a year or so ago. I adhered it to cardstock and then cut doors and windows with my craft knife. You'll see that in a moment. I started by simply writing whatever words I felt described or defined me, and started noticing that quite often I had what I thought of as a positive attribute, as well as it's exact opposite. I threw it all into the mix. When I got to some things that I wasn't sure I wanted to go public with, I decided to create some hidden spots for writing, hence the doors and windows.

I love this project! 


teri flemal said...

And I love that it's more journal than art, because that's what an art journal is meant to be!! I'm having fun watching your progress.

Patzee said...

How super clever you are!! Love this page.