Monday, November 8, 2010

Willowing & Friends!

Altered Board Book
"Mommy's Waiting for You"
Detail of Whimsy
Detail of "Home"

The second objective for our Altered Book in Willowing's class (week 2, project 2) was to create a scene - using whimsical characters to represent ourselves - that we would have liked to experience in childhood. . . 

I decided to create one character to represent myself and one whimsical birdhouse to represent my home. I was lucky in that although my parents divorced when I was a baby, they both loved and cared for me, and I lived with each of them throughout my childhood. Having said that, they worked hard as single parents and I was often alone. This piece is meant to represent my childhood wish to have (what I perceived to be) a "normal" family where my parents (or Mama Bird in this case) were waiting for me when I returned home from school . . .

Thank you for looking! I look forward to the next project in Willowing's amazing course. xo

14 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

This is really neat, Kristin.

Carin said...

Stunning Kristin! You do so much with your pages- I love it!

Taryn said...

What a beautiful page, Kristin! So lovely xx

Diane said...

This is wonderful Kristin!

scrapwordsmom said...

Your work inspires me so much. I am taking today just for me and create something beautiful.;)

Goog said...

This is really great. I especially love it because it looks like it BELONGS in a children's book. Like it's a scene right out of a book. Amazing.

JessiVille said...

So well done - your insight into your inner child and how you have portrayed it in your art. Lovely!

Tahnya Marie said...

This is so beautiful Kristin, I love every aspect of this page layout!

Joyce said...

This is so wonderful and bittersweet at the same time. Just love it!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful in both its presentation and its meaning...wow, Kristin. I love it.

Emakesart said...

Kristin, this is very beautiful and meaningful, thank you for sharing it with us! And you are so good at painting faces...she's got your eyes! : )

xoEsther

Julia Christie said...

Hi Kristin, Can't believe I almost missed this one! I LOVE it, by far my fav of all your work!!! Very personal and whimsical.

Hugs and smiles

Keep this up - it is such a treat for us to share!

Amy said...

you always put such wonderful thoughts into your pieces..that's why I love them so much. You always have a story to tell in your artwork and I enjoy hearing about each and everything.
My parents were not divorced but both worked fulltime..I wast the caretaker of the house..cleaning and babysitting from the time I was young..Childhood can be so hard on every child. Anyhoo, I love your piece

Cheryl said...

Dang girl.... YOU should give lessons!