Initially, I was unsure what direction I would go with this theme. Yes, there are a lot of options, but nothing spoke to me. Then, earlier this month, I got a migraine from Hades.
And with it, came something that I had never experienced before, an aura. Scared the bleepers out of me!
The progression from everything being just fine & dandy, to altered sight, to loss of peripheral vision seemed as opposite as could be to me....and something I really wanted to translate with my hands.
I started with one paragraph of an email I zipped off to my Four Musketeers the next morning about what happened, copied and pasted over and over, printed onto cardstock and cut to create three columns.
The far left is left completely untouched.
For the middle column, I used colored pencils, spica glitter pens, pearlescent paint, and dimensional adhesive...a lot of dimensional adhesive! (It is always sooo hard not to touch that liquid pool while it dries!)
And on the right I used Distress Inks to show the darkness that followed that wonky wacky aura.
The light was reflecting off the dimensional adhesive, regardless of turning the flash off and moving it out of direct light (artificial or natural), but I did my best! :>
Not only was it fun to get the creative on, but it helped to put something that scared me and felt so intangible down on paper and into my art journal. Thankfully, there has not been a migraine with aura repeat and I would very much love that to be a one time only experience!