I really love the sketches that they have over at Skissedilla....but I don't always have the time to do them each week. Today I made time ...with about a day to spare...lol :)
This is sketch # 172
And here is what I've created....using a few 2crafty chipboard pieces, plus some Lil' Red Rocket embellies....
I've left both pieces raw & just dabbed a bit of gesso here & there, as well as a touch of ink in spots.
The little bird I have inked in brown.
Here you can see the gorgeous Lil' Red Rocket die cut butterfly. Originally this butterfly was black, but I wanted it to be brown, so I simply gave it a couple of coats of gesso until you couldn't see the black anymore...then I painted it brown & have then randomly dabbed more gesso. There's also some Lil' Red Rocket paper doilies in behind the photo too.
And also a cute little frog button from Lil' Red Rocket...I love these buttons!
And finally, my journaling about visiting the Broad Arrow Cafe memorial site in Port Arthur.
There's also some journaling around the outside of the layout which replicates the inscription around the outer edges of the reflection pool behind the cafe. It reads - Death has taken its toll. Some pain knows no release but the knowledge of brave compassion shines like a pool of peace. May we who come to this garden cherish life for the sake of those who died. Cherish compassion for the sake of those who gave aid. Cherish peace for the sake of those in pain.
Visiting the memorial site was very moving.
Thanks so much for dropping by & have a great weekend. xx