I was prompted to make this page based on a saying that is often used. I have never understood it - so I looked it up - it is to describe someone who doesn't show their emotions well and may appear stern but have a kind disposition. I suppose I must have known that but it had never 'clicked'!
I have been far more literal in my representation of the saying!
I had a background in my A6 journal (the smallest allowed in the Art Journal Journey Challenge) but it was a little brighter than I liked so I added gesso over the top - scraped on with a faux credit card.
I dipped a coffee stirrer into paint (PA Fresco Sky and Orchid) to draw the heart and the border and stuck on the mittens from a recent purchase at The Works.
I wrote the words with a Derwent Graphik line marker.
This is my latest of 101 Ways to Keep Warm.
I hope you are keeping warm - the temperature has dropped here quite a lot so we are wrapping up warm for our walk this afternoon!
Thanks for looking, Chris