I admit, I bought my very first scrap booking or stamping materials like distress inks, blending tool, stamps a.o. to do this very project, as it shows a moment which is very precious to me.
The fairy, who touches the boars heart like no one else dares or is able (or even allowed) to, stands for my writer-me (as I sometimes write poems too). The boar stands for a writer, I came to know via the internet, and although we are so different in so many ways, we are soul mates in a very special way of thinking and feeling about poetry and writing or expressing feelings in general. And we recognized each other in an instant - deeply and whole-heartedly.
So we found each other in the internet jungle and in writing we created our own deep and rich forest, which is full of laughter, joy, passion, even sometimes anger (which can be a very powerful source for creativity), small creatures beneath the fallen autumn leaves, we can hear crawling below our feet, and beauty - to be found even in the most rotten branch.We became each other's source of inspiration, fellow writer and critic companion.
This deeply felt friendship and relation and the ability to touch the other's heart deep inside, is, what I tried to express in this three-dimensional collage. The boar and the fairy are self-drawn images, the stamps are from the lovely Pictorial Webster's Stamp Set, inks used are "vintage photo", "broken china" and "rusty hinge". Grass stamps in the background are from Artemio and the script stamp I created the bark of the birches with, I admit, I cannot recall... the letter stamp set is from Hero Arts.
To get the depth I desired, I attached the birch trees with sticky-foam-pads in two different levels and glued boar and fairy between these layers. The bark texture of the birches, which I cut quite randomly from a white cardstock, inked with distress inks from Ranger, was stamped with a small script stamp afterwards, which I inked only partially, to let the text fade in and out.
Well - now I have shown a very special and personal "me" to you. The picture shows how I feel about and how I see life and nature surrounding us, wherever we go. How I treasure important people around me and heart-touching encounters.
This picture is a piece of me in a way. So I really hope, you like it.
die amelie (which btw. has been my writing pseudo for over six years now)