I got so absorbed in making this page that I completely forgot to take pictures until it was half done - but my excuse is that I was teaching someone else how to journal at the time and that's why my mind wasn't fully operational. I can only do one thing at a time these days!
Anyway - you can probably guess that I began with an orange page to which I added (for no particular reason) a pink blob. Then I was showing my friend how I use random collage pieces to make a kind of frame or border. I cull these from free catalogues, and sometimes photocopies of my own pages. The Modigliani lady is one of my favourites from a selection I use regularly.
I was also demonstrating how putting a black line around the collage elements can be used to bring them together as a joined up whole - I draw curves that link them and this simple technique works really well. I also outlined the pink rose I found in my stash of collage stuff - this was not in Modigliani's original painting but I think it suits her?
Its been an often terrifying journey, made all the harder because we had to do most of it in a new town where we knew almost no-one. It WAS the right decision but it didn't always feel like it. Thank you for all the support along the way - all his tests are clear and we are able to look ahead again.