Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to “choose” between public justice and private happiness. It asks that women be free to define themselves – instead of having their identity defined for them, time and again, by their culture and their men.
A friend gave me this cardboard box-like letter. It was painted in a bronze colour that I did not like much. So I decided to do a bit of iHanna transformation…
To cover the brown bronze color I got myself a new jar of gesso. The old one was like rubber, so dry I throw the whole thing away. I don’t gesso much in my art journals these days, so it dried up on me. Anyway. After two layers of gesso I thought I’d paint my 3D letter pink, but before I could do that I found these pretty Cath Kidston napkins I got from another friend once… Total aha-moment. Time for decoupage right?
Got out my gel medium, and not to carefully slapped one layer of the napkin on each side of the letter. If you look closely it’s a mess, but from a bit of a distance I think it looks fab!
Here is the finished paper H:
H is for Happy! Right?