Mood Board inspiration: the aged and country look to the colours in the upper left image, naturals and that aged blue with a hint of green, the books in the lower right also speak to me of wisdom.
Sketch inspiration: I sponged bricks instead of the splatters and side and base strips, a string of pearl loops instead of the banner and lace instead of the strips below the photo.
This challenge was made a little more difficult by a self imposed family challenge; my niece Bel Woods and I, with my sister Catherine who lives in the USA, decided to challenge each other to use the next mood board and sketch to scrap a photo of our maternal Grandmother Mary Jane. We thought it would be interesting to see how different our interpretations were using the same photo, mood board and sketch. This is my take on it.
This photo was taken at my wedding thirty five years ago. She came from Ireland as a 12 year old girl and her family settled in a farming district in the south and slightly east of our state. Grandma became a farmers wife so the field image worked for me. She had a large very loving home and through our troubled childhood became our safe haven; with her, we knew we were loved and cared for. She was never seen without a necklace so I have used the pearl loops at the top of the page. I have ink rubbed bricks onto the page to show not only the strength and stability that she gave us but also our love of her home. She had a large garden which she cared for until she was almost ninety and always had flowers in the house so I have also surrounded her with flowers and these are spilling out of a picture frame of which there were many in her home; photos of her very large and ever expanding family. The title is obvious, she had the most wonderful smile; I love that smile.