ZIGZAG BOOK, PAGE 8, OUR LADY OF EARTH, AIR AND SEA
Note: This looks a very childish effort, but I'm not very good at painting and drawing (with the other pages I found ways round that, using other techniques which gave the effect I was seeking). However, I wanted one page to be a painting, celebrating the 'proper' art which inspired my zigzag book, so I've had a go, and done the best I can, and practised colour washes (not very successfully), and using masking fluid (to try and get a neater edge round the figure and for the edges of the gold arch (again, not very successfully).
It represents Earth, Air and Sea - the blue starry-looking things on the main background are meant to be flowers, and the wavy lines are meant to be the sea. The figure is holding a blue marble, cut from paper left over from Page 1 (the World as a Blue Marble). I like marbles - I've always imagined hidden worlds within them, so this one could be our world (like that famous Blue Marble image), In Margaret Atwood's Book a cat's eye marble can't be bought, it can only be won in a game, so it's an achievement, and reflects the sense of achievement I feel in creating my book!