Rainbow Art Journal – Ruby Slippers

This page of my art journal was inspired by my very own ruby slippers.  I bought a pair of red, sequinned, cosy, comfy slippers a couple of months ago and I premiered them on my feet on Oscars night.  Nowadays I watch the Academy Awards while wearing my jammies so the sparkly slippers were my nod to red carpet glamour.  I love ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which was why I had to have the pair of ruby slippers for my feet in the first place.  Oddly, however, Oz only crops up ever so often in my art work.  Possibly my favourite illustration in my altered book was of one of the Witch’s flying monkeys wearing ruby slippers.  Anyway, that was the inspiration for the page.  It does not show very well in the photograph but there is metallic red on the shoes to make them glint and glimmer, as close to a suggestion of rubies as I could muster with my supplies.  I framed the illustration with text and regret that I did not map it out before I started writing because, clearly, I got the spacing and composition of the typography out of kilter.  But that is OK because I am only playing in my art journal.

8 Ruby Slippers

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