through damask as challenged by the Moxie Fab World "Diggin' on Damask". Did you know that damask has been around since the early middle ages. It is typically composed of only two colors and can be used on the reverse side. There are so many beautiful patterns, large and small.
I chose a large pattern (My Mind's Eye Lost & Found) to stamp the Stampotique background stamp, Spiritual Journey. The lovely small, red damask is from the Basic Grey Michael's only 'Mistletoe and Pear' 2008 (see, I confessed last post that I hoard paper!!!). I used it in half the paper doll (Limited Edition) also. The other half is the sky paper from Basic Grey's 'Mellow'.
The paper doll was put together with eyelets. I've found using them allows for lots of movement of the arms and legs. The "LOVE" necklace was constructed from a K & Co. Cut N Paste Bauble which I put on top of a Tim Holtz fragment. The chain was recycled from something my boy gave me to put in my stash bin. It came in handy today.
A bit more about the sentiment, it captured my imagination the moment I read the words.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Life here is limited, we are finite creatures and yet, I know in my heart, I was created to be so much more. My whole being yearns for the quest. Several of the design elements speak to my questions. I distressed the edges of the sentiment as a reminder of how journeying can wear on one's good nature. The half of the doll that is damask, meshes into the background damask, like how sometimes I feel just a part of a greater whole. That translucent golden ribbon reminding me of the need to be transparent, to relate to those people who come into my life. And perhaps most importantly, the half of the doll that is the cloud/sky paper. That I am a spiritual being trying to live 'fitted' into this world. With love, I can continue on my way.
If you've read all my musings today, I thank you. I would welcome your thoughts on the theme.