The theme of the Documented Life Project’s prompts continues to be texture. This past week it was suggested that we utilise cheesecloth in our art journals. As I have both declared and demonstrated a few times before in my art journal posts, textiles and I do not really see eye to eye. I, therefore, decided to completely ignore the cheesecloth prompt and focus instead on the phrase prompt which was “say cheese”.
Initially I thought about cheesy grins and was going to create something around the idea of the Cheshire Cat. However – not having time to even start the page for several days – I mulled it over for a bit and gradually I was just focusing on the word “cheese”. I am a complete cheesaholic who also happens to be lactose intolerant. Somehow the cheese becoming forbidden fruit has just made me more obsessive about it. I guess that makes me a cheese addict. I gave up all other dairy many years ago (with the exception of clotted cream when I can get it) but I just cannot give up cheese.
My page, therefore, is a rapid watercolour sketch of some of my favourite British cheeses – the ones I miss most – along with some figs and a cheese knife just to fill in some of the space and provide a bit of contrast. Quick and simple.