Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I vividly remember my first trip to Washington, D.C., for two reasons.  First, and the purpose of the trip, was to be present when my brother was awarded the Silver Star for meritorious action in the face of danger in Vietnam.  It was thrilling to be present at such a proud moment in our own family history.  Second, I was able to visit the Lincoln Memorial, where I stood and wept.  You see, as well as my brother, Abraham Lincoln is a hero to me.  He is a man who stood for what he believed was right, in the face of those who were sure he was wrong.  Today, thanks to President Lincoln, these United States are indeed "united."

Another technically simple page, but, this time I began with a coat of black Gesso!

Next, I used a stencil (called "chicken wire") and applied white paint on a sponge through the stencil.

The unique photo was cut from an old magazine found in a "swap shop" on Cape Cod!  I just love it--maybe because it is both black and white.  The circles were cut from a card.  I added them because of the bit of orange on the right side of the face.

Lastly, I took a background stamp and a bit of orange paint to add a bit of texture.  And that was it!  Another KISS page!

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  1. Hi Kay,
    a really good creation! It's the first time I see black gesso "at work", It looks as if I should have it as well... I like the use of the orange paint, that makes it round. The foto of Lincoln is great. And thanks again for showing your steps - it really interesting to see the steps other have made..

    Ciao Beate

  2. What a wonderful composition you've created! I love the touch of oranges in the circles with such a unique Lincoln image! Being around those monuments for such a proud family moment sounds powerful!

  3. Another gorgeous page Kay! I have been looking through your posts and I am really loving what I am seeing! I am sooooo glad to see that you are back creating and I can see that you are enjoying every moment! I can also see that there is healing in more ways than one!!!! So good to have you back!! ;-)


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