April 21, 2007

No Tears

No Tears -- A time when sadness and tragedy were part of everyday life ... a time when tears were locked inside ... strength was born from hardship and necessity. Tears was the prompt on Inspire Me Thursday this week. It got me to thinking about my childhood. Trauma and tears were an everyday part of my childhood. I started thinking about my ancestors and how tears did not seem acceptable in so many situations.

I did this background for my example of the weathered metal technique-of-the-month on the Altered Books group. It was such a hard and cold surface treatment, a spread about "No Tears" seemed more fitting.

1 comment:

kathy mc said...

A very touching and moving spread Karen.
~k~