I've decided the best way to make use of the journal pages is to paint (and draw) right over them. These characters are similar but goofier than the the quilted figures I did many moons ago on my thesis. They evolved in silk painting and now are just permutations of those. When I was in grade school I couldn't get enough of drawing "fashionable" ladies (women in jodpurs, go figure) so these are a reflection on that preoccupation, just sillier. I still find myself enchanted by fashion but another part of me just laughs at all the fashion hoops we jump through. So these girls are the embodiment of all that ambivilence, and they amuse me. I'm easily amused!