Friday, May 10, 2013

Femininity Is ...

Recently, my husband David and I were talking about today's young ladies and the differences between our generation and theirs.  Specifically, how girls today seem to need so many, or so few, things on their bodies in order to feel feminine.  

He made this comment to me:  "Being feminine is not your body.  Being feminine is a state of mind."

I felt his statement deserved a page presentation.
And, so I did.

Being Feminine
This page was made in my foofy "Feminine Journal" ... and the rose paper on that page just seemed the perfect place.  :-)  The image of the lady came from Free Vintage Digital Stamps and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils.  The doily, as well as the hand-cut tag, were coloured with a Spectrum Noir marker.  The flowers are all store-bought die cut embellishments.

Yesterday, I made a cute little tag inspired by Francesca Burras' video at One Little House.  Her tag had an adorable little cupie doll and was done in tone-on-tone yellows.  I did mine in the inevitable pink and green and vintage which I love so much.  :-D

Little Girl Vintage Tag
This was tucked into one of the pockets of my foofy journal and is my first decorative tag.  It was a fun little piece to make me feel creative in a day that offered limited creative time.

The tag was made from Bristol paper, cut in the size dimensions of Tim Holtz tags 3-1/8 x 6-1/4 and hole punched to emulate.  It was painted with Liquitex Acrylics mix of Hookers Green Hue Permanent, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White.  The image came pre-coloured from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  The rest of the elements are stencils, stamps and markers.  A pale pink ribbon finishes the tag. 


2 comments:

  1. Love it and so true. We have tried to teach our daughter how important it is to dress modest. And you know what? She gets compliments almost everywhere we go. :-) I wish girls could realize their "true" worth! Thanks for sharing this, Von!
    Andy

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    1. Thank you Andy ((hugs)) I too wish our young girls of today would realize this. But then, I would for a better world for them as well. Today's world frightens me, in so many ways, for our young people.

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