Thurs 8/22_Art Journal Challenge_Senses
Loved this challenge, Marilyn! I am happy that "...nothing is wrong." For me, all I have to do is smell the new fabrics coming in to the shops to be taken back to my childhood and visiting Levine's Fabric Store in the Levittown Shopping Center with my Mom. She would go off in search of the perfect fabric while I stood in line at the Pattern Counter, waiting for someone to be finished with the single version of the Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity or McCall's Pattern Book. We always entered through the back door of the shop, where the smell of formaldehyde was strongest, LOL. I especially loved this time of year with the wools and plaids and houndstooth fabrics for new pleated and A-line skirts, but also loved to wander and look at the fancy goods and dream of the future. The little girl is looking in from outside the doors, and the shadowed girl is the excited me running in! It's also the current me looking back in time and remembering that feeling.
Lots of fun to do this! The LO is about my 500th iteration of the page, and when I flattened the Photoshop version I lost a lot of the depth and the "dew drops" on the web (I had used a dissolve blending mode on it and it looked sparkly before I made it a jpg.) If anyone knows how to correct these things I would love to hear. I did run an unsharp mask and also used level adjustments to "bring back" the depth a little, to draw you into the scene behind the doors. It helped a bit.