I started this piece with a textured sheet of white gessoed paper, stained it with payne's grey and wove strips of the same paper into it. The quote was written with a very fine Pigma Micron pen.
I was thinking about how (and this probably sounds horribly cliche) woven our lives are. Misty's invitation to work along in our art journals with her everyday is just what I needed to get back into art making. It has introduced me to so many other people who are so much like myself. We want to grow as artists and as individuals. This quote reminds me that despite our struggles, there is hope. Everyone's got their "El Guapo". A golden thread was woven into the piece as well, sybolism to the thread we follow. I really like the play of light and shadow. I left the weaving unfinished because...well.....it ain't over.
Follow your inner moonlight don't hide the madness.
Black Arches cover stock, traced around a plate, wet the inside of the circle with water and brushed on gesso thinned with water. Then I took the brush and "blessed" the gessoed area by flicking the brush to spatter the moon so it would be mottled.