I changed my mind. You knew I would. I decided that Visual Journal No. 10 needed a jazzier cover after all. A combination of a graffiti poster with a smattering of collage and chica chica boom boom! Here it is!
I still have 5 pages left in this book. 5 soft vanilla white pages to muck up. Hurrah! Do you get the Anthropologie catalogue? If so, you might recognize that truck below. I also used a slice of catalogue cover underneath the 10 above. I wish all of the pages in the catalogue were thick news-printy feeling like the cover. And that I found a new one in my mailbox every other day.
Gladys and Francine go out walking after midnight. In the moonlight. With 2 flashlights. Scouting out the new graffiti posters in their neighborhood and high-fiving each other when they find one.
Before I gutted this book and turned it into Visual Journal No. 10 it was a book of modern art from 1950-something. I loved the striking red-head below. She wanted to come back and live in between the covers. So I let her. Too bad I tore off the part with the description below the painting. My bad.
I was pretty sure one of you clever people would be able to identify her. Update: she is none other than BIG JULIE painted by Fernand Leger (contemporary of Picasso) in 1945. Thanks Susan Warder! go HERE to see the full painting.
My friend Randi sent me THIS stenciled pumpkin idea. WOWZA! Stencilry students (and other stenciling fools) go grab your black spraypaint, paper doilies, and a few fat orange pumpkins!