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'Scheherazod': An Art Journal Entry

by Patience

Book Arts Art Gallery


Art: 'Scheherazod': An Art Journal Entry by Artist Patience
I initiated a long-term project with my art students, whereby we made homemade, DIY art journals, and worked in them throughout the year.  I then embarked on a project to create a guest entry into each one of my students' journals.  For this particular student, a middle school-aged girl who happens to be a hijab-wearing Muslim, I wanted to be sure to paint something for her that would be both respectful and culturally sensitive.  Being as that she and her mother were both taken with a Rock Person I once painted as an entry for an EBSQ exhibit, the theme of which was '1001 Nights', an idea popped into my head.  I had entered a little portrait of the famous "Scheherazod", painted on a wee rock that had been sitting about my studio for years (which went on to receive 'Patron's Mention' in the show) -- and later brought to art class to show my students.  Remembering what a hit it was with this particular student and her family, I decided to create a vibrant, mixed media art journal entry for her based on my little rock portrait....

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Detail Image for art 'Scheherazod': An Art Journal Entry

Scheherazade The Rock that inspired the Art Journal Piece

Detail Image for art 'Scheherazod': An Art Journal Entry

Scheherazod photographed with camera flash, demonstrating how sparkly it is

Detail Image for art 'Scheherazod': An Art Journal Entry

ScheherazodRockBack.JPG

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