I am really enjoying being a part of this "Dark Side" altered book round robin. Our dark hostess, Amy, ROCKS! We have two rounds going simultaneously, but the round will end soon as we only have 5 players in each group!
This month, I had Kelly's book. Her theme was "Dark Art." I usually prefer to have a more specific theme to work off of, but when I thought about dark art, I started to think about secrets, and the rest of the spread came to me pretty quickly.
I was drawn to this picture of a woman's face. The pain and sorrow in her eyes are almost palpable. I wondered, what she was thinking? What had she been through? And what was she hiding? She seemed trapped in her life, wanting but unable to escape.
I created a background using crackle medium to make it look like she was behind a wall. (It's hard to see the real color of the wall in the top three photos, so I took a fourth picture, which is a close-up using a flash). Some of her face is obscured, but we can see part of her face through an opening in the wall. This quote from "Clockwork Prince" by Cassandra Clare was fitting: "Lies and secrets...are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind."