Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Running up that hill


The last time we saw little stick-person-mini-me, she was stood on the edge of a cliff, battling her on-again-off-again fear of heights.

Today she's facing another fear, and climbing an ever steepening hill of money problems :| 

But the battle, uphill as it may be, is one she believes she will eventually win.  Once the kids have all left home, perhaps, and the mortgage and loans are finally paid. 

This page is my contribution to the current prompt over at A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal:

The Prompt: What's the deal?
The Song: Running Up That Hill by Placebo (or Kate Bush)
Written Lyrics HERE
Product/Technique: Playing Cards

I love the song, both versions, Kate Bush from my younger days and Placebo a little more recently

I used the playing cards to build a hill for mini-me to climb.  The numbers on the cards and the background represent money problems, which I'm suffering from majorly right now :(

One of the places I have identified that I need to spend a lot less is my local supermarket, Tesco, so it's ironic that that's where I got the kiddies sponge numbers that I used to stamp copper paint onto the background.  They were only £2.50 though and, to be fair, they are the first "art supplies" I have bought in yonks!

The title was made with some ancient letraset rubons that have been sitting unopened in one of my craft drawers for many many years, they still laid down good as new though.  Actually, I'd forgotten how much I like rubons, I will have to make a concerted effort to use them more often, as I have a pile of them....

AJED : 85 / 365

14 comments:

rachel whetzel said...

LOVE this!! Great great content, and I love your little woman climbing up the luck of her draw so to speak!! lol

fatmonica said...

Love it!

Sue said...

Great page, very cleverly put together.....like the foam numbers....might have to look for some of those!

Allycat x said...

Love the 'mini-me' - gorgeous page too! :)

Marit said...

Your mini-me is fabulous... the way you made this a personal page is too!!! Keep climbing dear... I bet there's a flag to plant on the top in the future!

Carmen said...

Brilliant page and one I can really relate with too. Love your mini me.

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lorraine said...

love that green

Glenda T. said...

Very cool! Love that she's climbing the cards!

phinner said...

I love the card steps! the green bkgnd is so retro! cool, Sarah!

Rosie said...

I feel your pain... have been in debt management for 5 years now! If you ever want to ask me about anything - like where to go for "real" help, just email me Sarah.
Love your page - the depth of colour and layers is fabe as are the kids' stamps!!
PS _ Try looking here at Art Journalling on ning, where Less ran a new (FREE) workshop recently about the Cult of Stuff. Her blog rants are also cool!! It's all about NOT buying stuff and looking at your existing stash with new eyes.
http://artjournaling.ning.com/group/cultofstuff/forum/topic/show?id=4513232%3ATopic%3A77926&xg_source=msg

Tessa said...

Wow... I visited your blog for the first time today: I love it!! This Journal page is beautiful: love the greenisch colour and how you used the playingcards. Absoltely stunin!

xx Tessa (the Netherlands)

Tessa said...

Thankx for your lovely comment at my chaotic blackbook blog ;-)
xx Tessa

LadyMissSusan said...

LOVE your page! And I SO relate to money problems. I think it's my middle name. lol