Here's the danger in looking at someone else's art journal pages:
Sometimes you find out more about that person than you really wanted to know. (That's what they call foreshadowing.)
ANYWAY. I started off this page by gluing down this cool rooster I found, along with the big hand from a completely different source. I had no idea where I was going with this, but I was sure it would be interesting and fun. (Because aren't all my pages? Ha.)
So it sat for ... well, a couple of months, to tell you the truth. Then I realized that a CHICKEN could symbolize my FEARS! I know, that's pretty deep. The stuffing pun goes out to my brother John. He loves jokes like that.
I know some of these fears are perfectly justifiable, but a couple are just plain goofy. I love fast zippy rides, but the ferris wheel makes me light-headed with fear for some reason, even the kid-sized one at Tinkertown. And I know airbags have saved countless lives, but all I can ever think of is how if mine ever deployed, it would jam my glasses right into my face - ow. I have a recurring mental picture of accidentally lightly rear-ending someone, and the airbag blowing up, and then me jumping out of the car and weaving around in traffic like a drunk, clutching my face and screaming, "my eyes, my eyes!!" In my imagination I'm actually pretty dramatic, hey?
As for high school reunions... well, I still have plenty of anxiety dreams about forgotten exams, locker combinations, class schedules and PANTS, that I'm in no rush to revisit those days.
Sorry if I put any negative thoughts in your head. I'll try to be more positive next time!