This week's Heart Journal assignment is "Parents" - make a spread centered around your parents, life as a parent or parents in general. One of my favorite quotes is from "Fern Gulley: The Last Rainforest" and it says "We didn't inherit the earth from our parents; we borrowed it from our children." I took that a step further and made my spread centered around the concept of Mother Earth.
I found this fantastic image in several places online, but did not find who to credit it to. I transfered the basic sketch by pencil, then filled in with sharpie. Next, I found another image with a fetus inside the planet Earth, shrunk it and incorporated it into the sketch. I filled it in with acrylic paints. Once the planet portion dried, I used a spouncer to add in white clouds. For the darkest blue, I used a stencil brush and pounced it to give it some texture. The next step was to make stars with some glitter paint. Once set, I spritzed the entire spread with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch and heat set it. I used a silver marker to write the quote. I am not a fan of free-hand drawing or painting, so this was well out of my comfort zone. It took a lot of time, but the effect is really nice. Thanks for looking! April