About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Something Old Something New

Hey everyone,

This should be my last DT post for Ike's World Challenges {assuming I have counted properly which I doubt very much}.  I have loved every second of my time working with some very talented people and am delighted to say some are life long friends.  The encouragement to express my creativity and insane ideas has been faultless and such a positive experience, I would like to thank you all because I all I have learnt will forever remain with me. However, I am delighted to say that my insaness is welcome and I will be staying on with Ike's world challenges.  Thank you so much for letting me stay it is amazing and I am sure some day soon I will stop smiling about it.

Well I admit that this project relates to the theme in what could be an 'abstract' way. I couldn't decide how to go about this until I was talking to a friend who suggested I use some art journalling...this is the result.

 Something old is quite easy, I love a bit of history so {probably because my brain has never worked in the regular way} I figured I would go down the indigenous route and look at the 'old' tribes that still exist in the world today.  I used the New Zealand images from Ike's Art and coloured the Maori mask using various brown promarkers with blue and red to highlight the 'face' part.

The second page has Kiwi's, they are 'Native' {and therefore in my head 'old'} to New Zealand.  Again I used brown promarkers to colour them.

I inked the background of both pages using shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress inks.  The words Indigenous and Native are die cut from a sizzix set of letters {cannot remember which ones} using docrafts art deco mint green paper.

Now before I reveal my journaling I want to explain the something 'new'...this is a tenuous link to say the least and as I said before a little abstract but the 'new' part is the images, the New Zealand images are new to me....sorry a very tenuous link I know.

My journaling reads:

There is something fascinating about the indigenous people of New Zealand {and other countries}and it would be wonderful if we could take some of their knowledge and skills as well as their culture into our modern day lives.  Similarly native animals like the Kiwi are amazing creatures who are specific to individual habitats and tell us so much about the world and our environment.  

1 comment:

  1. Ultra cool and very clever project :-) Thanks for making this fabbo piece Sall :-D

    IKE xxxxxxx


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