Starry Night Stencil
I was so excited when Jessica Sporn asked me to participate in
the Stencil Test Drive! She has created a new line of stencils
(available at Stencil Girl Products). When she asked which stencils
we would like to "test drive", I was drawn to the stars and swirls
of the Starry Night stencil.
Before deciding on what to create for my test drive,
I had to play a bit with the stencil...
I love the stars with the swirls inside!
I sprayed the stencil with paint and then blotted the paint-y side
on a piece of paper and the images showed up with
a delicate outline. Kind of cool, and I colored them in with marker.
In the end, I decided on sort of getting two birds with one stone,
and did something for Fall Fearless and Fly as well,
a challenge I've been wanting to participate in, but haven't had the time.
The Headline prompt was Future Imperfect and the color prompt was yellow.
There was a quote by Friedrich Nietsche, but I decided to use
one I like by Salvadore Dali.
I just had to use the stars with the swirls inside!
Part of the prompt were these words: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be? How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect? If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect?
Part of what I would not have imagined years ago was that
I would be living away from my family for close to 20 years now.
So I included some family photos. Not being near my family
certainly makes my life imperfect. But as Salvadore Dali said,
“Have no fear of perfection ~ you'll never reach it.”
Kind of makes you feel better about things not being perfect.
There are 3 other artists who selected Starry Night for their test drive,
Drive on over and see what they've created!
And visit Jessica's blog as well for her wonderful art
and to see all of the Stencil Test Drives as they happen!
Thank you, Jessica, for allowing me to be part of the Stencil Test Drive.
I'm looking forward to the next one!