“S” a unit of the Alphabet that represents inspiration.
I am surrounded by this letter;
My Daughter's intial.
My Grandaughter' initial.
And all are considerably significant in my life.
If you read the definition of this letter you will begin to understand a little more about me!!!!
1.) A capability to find openings where others can’t.
2.) Anything new is a challenge.
3.) Looking at a situation from all sides.
4.) An “S” person has tenacity.
5.) Never consider themselves failures.
6.) Innovative; right on the cutting edge.
7.) Negative “S’s” act impulsively .
8.) Do not reflect on the task at hand, but just go after it.
9.) If not the centre of attention, they tend to whine!!! ( I never whine.)
Why am I talking about this letter?
Well this weeks Challenge of Onion (me), Quirks (Lisa) and MP.(Mitra) is to:
'' Draw your own focal image/sentiment"
Like I can draw!!!!!NOT, but as true to my 'S' as I am, 'anything is a challenge'.
I chose my Initial! Ha.... you may think easy way out and you will be correct, but I made it a focus and I did free hand draw it .... so just continue to scroll down and I will lead you through the process of how Specific and how Special, I made my S.
I used a lid to a very pretty Box
I covered it with Gesso.
Added a layer of newsprint.
Mod-podged bits of a paper napkin.
Stamped with Archival.
Covered a piece of thick cardboard with Burlap.
Applied some tissue over the card-stock and stitched.
At this stage you are beginning to think that this does not look like a letter S, stay with me it is next.
Here it is my magnificent drawing of my Initial.
And off I go now making it special.
I received some inspiration on Pinterest.
I must apologise here that I missed taking a few pics as I dropped into the doodling zone!
You can see how I finished it up, using water-soluble Oil pastels and a Pitt pen.
And I cut it out.
Added some paints (Distress) on my mini cogs.
Placed it centre stage on my prepared Bg.
My S-habbilicious Lid.
Now all I have to do is the base of the box!
I have two very talented partners in this Challenge;
Pop over if you need some inspiration and some good positive feelings.
Hope you receive some inspiration.