My oldest son is going through a lot right now at school. His anger has taken control of his life and he is having a hard time coping with frustration and loss, pretty sure all related back to his sister's death a little over 2 years ago. He is going to therapy and we are trying to work through it all, it just takes time and a lot of patience.
This LO is about the frustrations he is feeling, the words on the left that create the wall he is facing say "the whole wonderful world is at your fingertips if you only reach for it" and then I titled it "happiness" as that is what we are trying to achieve, for him to be happy and to live a carefree childhood as best as he can. I wanted to show the light at the end of our tunnel with the bling on the one side, and then the mess of paints and inks all over as the chaos we are dealing with right now.
I really grunged this LO up. I tried my hand at gesso and paints, smearing them on, then also stamping and inking, distressed the edges of the papers, tearing, and wetting the papers too.
I created this layout as an inspiration challenge with these wonderful fall colors over at Scraps with V. If you would like to join in and play along please head on over and play along!!
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ - (59) new beginnings - fresh start for my son - 11/3x
http://prima.typepad.com/ - sketch - 11/15x
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - (43) anything goes - 11/2x
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ (27) distress - 11/13x
http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ (129) 1234 - x
http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/ - fall - 11/4x
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ (19) anything goes - 11/11x
http://heartsonginspirations.blogspot.com/ (22) 3 layers - 11/7x
http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ (87) quote inspiration - 11/5x
http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ (55) anything goes - 11/5x
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ (59) anything goes 11/5x
http://punkyscraps.blogspot.com/ - recipe - 11/3*
http://www.stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/ - masculine - 11/12x
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ (104) remember - 11/6x
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ - fabric - 11/1x