I realise that not every one agrees with this man's politics – and there are some things that I am not keen on either – however I feel that he carries the blood of all of the martyrs that have paid with their lives for true equality & freedom. As a student of history, I have always held the mistreatment and subjugation of African American people heavily in my heart, I feel proud, I feel as though as mankind – we have taken a huge leap into the future…. and it is not my politics! In a 5 minutes to midnight decision – (actually – WAY past midnight actually – (thanks for your patience J!) I have, coincidentally changed the direction of my RR Journal. Unusual for me, the book is bound & the cover is sewn on. It's made from 600lb Artistico Fabrico (yum!) I have used a delicious palette of Golden paints: Diox Purple; Gold; Quinacidone Nickel Azo Gold (a firm fav) and black. It is dramatic, but very tactile on the cold pressed paper.
I will still finish my Star Cross'd Lovers – but not for a little while – I have made a whole lot of bits & pieces & haven't worked out how I am going to tie them together. (how like me!) My new Journal is titled FREEDOM. I have sent it off into the world with just double page spread – hoping that it will come back filled with amazing stories of martyrs & journeys made in the conquest to achieve freedom. Dr Martin Luther King Jr has long been an inspiration to me & I was also a fan of Kennedy – not because they lived seamlessly perfect lives – because they believed in the good of mankind and they believed in the possibility of change & the process of democracy. YES – WE CAN – and YES – they DID!
oh… & p.s. – the background of the page is Martin Luther King Jr's whole 'I have a Dream' speech written out long hand.