I missed working in this book so I'm gettin' BACK ON that DOODLE HORSE!
The prepped page for this was so deliciously pastel-y and the color marks lent themselves sooo well to "finding" the fruit hidden in them...
One of my favorite movies is Marie Antoinette (starring Kristen Dunst), and one my favorite scenes is the pastry scene. But the quote "Let them eat cake", often attributed to Marie Antoinette, is a myth. I didn't want to contribute to that by showing her on this page, especially since the FIRST THING that came to mind when I saw this section was Wayne Thiebaud's paintings of cakes. If you've not yet feasted on his work, you owe it to your EYES and BRAIN.
This here is my very HUMBLE HOMAGE to his masterful, color-loaded, and playful work.
The best thing about working on these pages is that the prompts -- both the words and the prepped pages -- allow you to go somewhere that you wouldn't have planned beforehand. Such was the case that created the Trumpig. The play on PIG words just sorta happened, and the straw color that was a part of the page was what made me think, "That looks like hair... a wig... a wig on a pig..." ETC.
I challenged myself to find the faces in this page orientation, because I'd established writing captions for the faces and I wanted to carry that through for all the faces. Some faces showed themselves quickly; others took a while to "see". I LOVE playing this way -- like it's a GAME and it's MY TURN. :-)
Thanks for looking and thanks to Shannon for encouraging me to get back to the book! :-)