Flew the Coop Journal Page

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she flew the coop

This page is actually a lighthearted tribute to my mom.  Most of the women of her day followed the expectation that they would settle down to marriage and family.  That is a fine choice, but my mother wanted more.  She overcame many obstacles to eventually become a scientist and business woman. On this whimsical page, I portray her as a bird who has “flown the coop”.

 

she flew the coop woman

On this whimsical page, I portray her as a bird who has “flown the coop”.  I painted over a photocopy of a favorite photo and used it as a collage element with a bird body, and some stripy legs.

she flew the coop tag

This page has a “tab” made from a tag that I decorated months ago.  I added a raven from my own digital collage sheet, available for purchase here.

 

 

 

 

 

she flew the coop raven

 

I used my own handwriting on the page.  The border is made from a leaf stamp that I cut myself for a different project.  By alternating direction, I think it makes an interesting design.

And that’s the page!  Are there any “coops” you struggle to break free from?

 

 

 

 

 

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