Hello everyone! Today Ι am posting my layout for OUAS 's March 15th challenge :
The journaling criteria was to finish this line: ''I miss...'' They wanted from us to tell them about something we are missing and why.
Here is my lo:
I miss the smile of the Greeks, I miss hope
And this was the sketch:
I used it at this way:
Τhe papers are Crafty secrets and My mind 's eye.
Some close ups:
I distressed and inked my papers, I did stiching, stamping and painting.
The flag is hand made from canvas and painted with acrylic paints.
As far as regards the journaling:
I had so many things to write in my journaling! So, I made a ''book'', which I binded with twine.
The journaling reads:
There are so many things to tell about Greece! There are so many pictures I could put in my layout.
I just put a photo of my smiling son, the greek flag and the oil.
The photo is taken at Thission temple, an ancient temple near Acropolis. I used it for symbolism. This smile must be continued, our children are the future.
I go out and everyone is sad. I see destroyed lifes, I see people who lost their jobs, who don 't have to pay for their rent, who don 't have to eat, who don ' t have where to stay. And they are not lazy. They are just victims of crisis.
The salaries and pensions are too low, almost everyone becomes poorer, almost everyone is unhappy.
The situation is tragic and this is a reality, we don 't know where we are going.
We, the Greeks pay others' mistakes.
We lost our smile and our pride, because somebody else wanted to. We are the victims of the wrong decisions. They forgot who Greece is!
I am a Greek woman and I could write a lot.
I am just saying that I am proud for my country, proud for the greek history, culture, language, spirit and for many more greek achievements! There are too many reasons to be proud for Greece.
The fact is that we lost our smile and our optimism. Our hope!
But... We survived from wars, from slavery!
We can raise our heads!
HEY GREEKS! RESIST!
I hope you like it.
Have a nice weekend!