Whenever I come across a great composite of words – I feel compelled & inspired to create art out of them! Such was the case when I came across this quote from Kahlil Gibram…. ‘ If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you cannot blame the wind for revealing them to the trees’ …..Now that was JUST begging to be art – what a fabulous quote. So two things that I was trying to achieve with this face was 1. surprise & 2. that she was talking to the wind…….I used my own face as a model for the nose, but again, I am seeing eyes a bit out of alignment & the mouth is a bit squidgy as well…. after the scan – hmmmm… Beks had the best idea yesterday – it’s the scanner!!! but really – it’s not, I just think that you sometimes get so involved in a work of art that you miss some of the critical detail. OBVIOUSLY no Mona Lisa’s this week!! LOL!! I used colourwash ink to create the background & then layered paper napkins over the top….there are about 4 different layers of text stamps to represent secrets told………. my poor girl does look a bit shell-shocked! Honestly – I couldn’t work this face anymore – you need a trowel to par back the layers of paint I have trying to get the various features right!! LOL!! A couple of hundred years down the track some art historian is going to be painstakingly pulling back layer after layer, thinking that the world at this time was going through some sort of paper shortage & that I had repainted it over so many times to reuse the same paper!