Well it was pretty much emotional to create this spread. Actually it is a tribute to my old “friend”. I had to put it sleep last week, it parks in the recycle garage forever. Yes it, it was my loyal “friend” for many years, carried me from one place to the other. Well time comes when you know that you need to say good bye to things, but right now, after a week I feel like a little girl, whose toy was taken away and I’d like to shout: gimme back, tha’ was mine. You know what I even know that I am going to have another one, it is a week or two, not a brand new as unfortunately no one pulled my numbers yet, but one that will be just like my old one, perfect. I feel frustrated because I am spending an enormous amount of time waiting for public transportation (today there’s none because they are on strike) as I can’t sit on a bike because of my childhood accident, because I had to take a handful of painkillers if I had no choice just to hit the road by feet. I hate being locked up. So I spent my frustration in my altered book.
As I said I was frustrated so I turned to my stamps and I stamped with archival ink and then I took the top of my water bottle, pushed it into black gesso and just made those circles, because I had to.
And than everything was happening, I was tearing up some gelli prints, and I had that half dolly, so I had to throw them randomly on the spread. I took my medium and used a hand written stencil to push through it some text, of course in a vertical direction. Finally I took my Glimmer mist spray and just sprayed around, I even misted it with water.
Then digging in my drawer I found this picture, that’s not me lol, but just loved it and it was perfect to my theme. I stitched it on some canvas painted with bister that I applied it on some tags and I added my journaling: I had a bike to ride when I was a cute little child.
Then I just had to add something rusty, so here came my paperclip, right there to emphasise the past tense.
On the other side I still felt I need to add something, so I used that cord that I coloured in an x shape. The word Ride is a letter sticker.
RIP dear “friend”, happy to know that your limited edition 2.2 tdci is still beating further by a Ford collector.