This was originally intended for a OUAS challenge. The theme was "The Seasons", anyway one wished to interpret that. Also there were journaling requirements. Because of circumstances I wasn't able to submit it in time for the deadline.
I chose Winter. The photos are of my garden statue, she looked so deep in thought with the snow covering her. It was so quiet, utterly still, the storm had ended.
My hidden journaling is revealed by pulling out the white rose in the lower left. It says: "Winter is my time for contemplation. Lost in thought I wandered outside after a snowfall to discover my garden statue was also deep in contemplation!"......I go on to reveal darker feelings and thoughts that usually affect my mood in winter, but I won't reveal that here!
Distressing, ink, gesso, fussy cutting, and items from my garden are incorporated onto this page. I made the "branches" by cutting very thin strips of cardboard on the crossgrain, so that they curled when they were cut. A big thank you to my friend Patty Rogers," A Sassyscrapper"' for the vintage velvet violets! Violets in the snow, I love that!!!