The first set of pages was for a theme of "Word Play" -- the unique, often silly ways that words can be used. The words on my pages are a song my mom used to sing to me when I was a kid, and that I sang to my own children. I used watercolors enhanced with pan pastels for this spread:
The next theme was "Beginnings," and my interpretation was based on a quotation I found that resonated with me. For this one, I used paste paper for a background (made with my friend Shirley last week) and created a faux chalkboard with a message about overlooking some things in life in order to embrace others.
The final theme was "Open and Close." At first I couldn't think of anything inspiring, but my husband helped me brainstorm. Pandora's conundrum - to open or not to open - was the perfect fodder for these pages.
You can see how the flap on the right folds out in the photo beneath this one.
Inside the flaps are all the evils, with hope in the center.
Hope you enjoyed seeing these as much as I liked making them!