Free to Be
My first effort at a monthly challenge! Due to the symbolism I've used representing my daughter's personal journey to freedom and independence, I have decided to use it for this months "Independence" challenge. I opted for no journaling on this piece...keeping it free and open to interpretation. I also chose to use vivid colors and show the bright sides of Chloe, keeping the dark and scary corners to myself...for now.
This layout was a labor of love. What started as trying a new technique (digital painting) turned into 10 hours of creative juices flowing.......right along with the emotional ones. Several of those hours were spent in reflection as I was going through photos trying to find just the right ones to compliment the one I featured. I used a variety of techniques new to me in this layout and have pronounced it completely and utterly done.
This piece is a tribute to my beautiful and strong daughter Chloe...I love you ~ may you be free to be.