Created for Lisa Novogrodski's challenge at Scraps Of Darkness called Skeletons In the Closet.
The challenge focuses on friendships.
In Lisa's words, "Do you play a certain role in your friendships? Are you the giver, the taker, the nurturer, the doormat? Do you seek (not on purpose) people who treat you a certain way? Do you gravitate towards people you can control or are you controlled by them. Are you happy with your friendships? Are there things you would like to change? Do you stay with a frienship a long time or do you change friends often. Take some time to think about the pattern you have with the friends you have sought over the years. See if you can figure out where you role stems from."
I selected this photo of Lisa and I together as roommates and scrapping table partners at a scrapping cabin get-away in Colorado. Lisa and I spent long hours just the two of us chatting and this very topic came up. I was amazed to find her particular history with friends was similar to mine. I feel like I understand where she has been and where she is now because I too, have been there and am moving forward.
I chose a Dusty Attic dress form as an accent piece here for a few reasons. First, we are no longer simple dress forms where people can hang their problems on for us to fix, then walk away. We are strong. We are complete and we are moving forward.
Lisa was also a seamstress a few years ago. So this further represents the old Lisa. The new Lisa and Jen are in the photo with smiles. I focused on making this light, girly, feminine and frilly. Lisa prefers the feminine girly layouts so I wanted to honor her.
Photo printed on transparency, then layered over vellum and a little wisteria was painted on the transparency and vellum with smooch.
I also used the stick pin from Mandy, Craftysprinkles. I love her pins and almost hate using them, but the world should see her talent.
This was made with the Scraps Of Darkness Nov. Kit, Purple Haze. Tons of color and fun with this kit for the lighter, brighter side of life or the darker days when you feel some grunge coming on. Come check us out and see what you can create.
Come and visit my blog for some close-ups.