Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
For Art Journal Journey, masculine-feminine, I have another piece to share. For the background I used an A3 brush-wipe page, which I stamped over with a large flourish using white gesso. When it was dry I added more layers using various stencils to give more depth. The man and woman were printed onto book paper, fussy cut, and positioned on the page. The lady is from one of my old German women's Magazines from 1899. Then I added lots of different flying bits and bobs to show the traditional roles of men and women, especially in the 'good old days' - the woman kept busy with house, kids, garden, pets, and the man more able to go out and enjoy himself with fast cars and motorbikes. Of course, this is once again stereotyped, but I think it was harder to break through the typical, defining roles of men and women in those days than it is today, at least in our culture. The animals at the bottom are also symbolic, but I think you will be able to work it out for yourselves. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.
Some people asked about the jays. They are growing fast, but I only feed them once a day now, as there is plenty for them to find outside, and they need to learn to fend for themselves. I still enjoy watching their antics, though!
Just a few photos from yesterday, those from today are still in the camera.
Have a great weekend you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!