“But home isn’t where you land, home is where you launch!” (from An American Marriage by Tayari Jones) Even though I love living in the States and call it my home and I do not see myself going back to Germany and even though I do feel more like a European than being German…I guess home is still a city in Germany called Hamburg :) I think this is a feeling I share with a lot of immigrants and when I read this quote it really resonated with me and I knew I had to use it for an art journal spread.
I used one of my drypoint prints with the lady as a collage element – you can read more about the drypoint etching class I took here.
I stamped and layered my Stroll Through the Hood and Stroll Around the Block stamps and then colored them in with watercolor.
I painted the top of the background with golden gesso – and I really love how the gold and the watercolor play together.
Here are some of the supplies I used for the spread: