This months "Emotional Challenge" at Mixed Media Place is JEALOUSY.
I love these challenges ! They really make you think hard; not just about the emotion, its definition and effects, but how to creatively portray the emotion. I find this a really exciting and challenging process that goes beyond traditional scrapbooking and is, what I would consider, "expressive art". This of course could be debated, but that's for another day. Check out the amazing work done by the DT HERE at Mixed Media Place, and the many different interpretations of this emotion.
For me, if someone is, sadly, consumed by jealousy, seriously wanting what another has, I see them as loosing the joy in their life, loosing all gratitude for what they have and becoming a grey and colourless person, growing a very black heart.
Of course I have chosen the female form, using a Balzar Designs stencil, as girls are always jealous of other girls....how pretty they are, their clothes, how popular etc.
I've used mixed media, inks, stamps and hand drawn images and traditional scrapbooking techniques like die cuts, layering and embellishments.
All colour work has been done using Distress Inks.
The 'dark side"