Here it is week 14 - we are a quarter of the way through our journey. And have I ever been learning a lot. I am particularly happy with this week's page. I struggled with the prompt - other than my children and grandchildren, I don't think I ever had that tornadic episode of actual love. I did some stupid things, but not in the name of love! The love I always yearned for was what I saw in my parents - a slow, gentle love full of serenity. And it always has escaped me.
But, I grew up in Tornado Alley in Kansas so am very familiar with what the havoc a tornado can create. My page reflects how a tornado explodes from the center. I started out with Lynn Meade's Whirlee (I can't even see it now!) and added to it and it exploded into a bouquet of wild flowers. Not wildflowers - wild flowers. I am not a color person - I like just a dab of color, or light hued colors - so this really was an explosion for me. I was happy with the way my background page came out - it is a watercolor wash and then I spot stenciled with pan pastels. The flower petals are Koi watercolors with some gelly pen highlights. So for the first time, I am happy with being outside my comfort zone. Maybe I am learning, you think? Denise - you said you usually had a bright colored background to make your twirl pop - I did just the opposite.
"Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude and acceptance."