Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend Journal

I've spent a lot of time working on challenges, working in my travel journal and working on canvases for an upcoming show.  I realized I hadn't been journaling for ME, and I definitely needed to just go inside and let the art happen.


I always rely on intuitive journaling when I feel out of touch with myself.  I find that after practicing this method of creating for so long, my interpretation of what has been created is often apparent to what's going on in my life.



Perhaps a much needed reminder to watch my tongue and be careful of the words I speak, or perhaps a reminder to be still and to listen to what my heart is telling me.


Sometimes I see "The Ancients", and I'm reminded to "Know Thyself" and to remember that all knowledge is already contained within.

I felt the need to play, to experiment, to ask myself, "what if?".  I played with acrylics and alcohol.  I played with my new alcohol inks.



I asked myself, " What if I took an old pen and a Styrofoam meat tray and tried to make stamps that way?  Will it work?"  I think it did! 



I played with my new stamps on my background pages.  I used the iridescent copper tube acrylic that I recently rediscovered.



And I used a more subtle color to add my number stamp to this page.  I haven't finished with this page yet, so maybe I'll highlight a few of the numbers as part of the final design.



 I continued playing with the first background I created, and before I knew it, the page took on the familiar "life of it's own".    I felt it needed a quote, and I found one that fit both the page and my current celebration of October.


"I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring." W.S. Merwin

And having said that, I'm off with my happy self to join my hubby for an autumn walk in the woods.  Have a wonderful weekend!

CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE

10 comments:

  1. Love just watching you play and then the inspirational products that magically appear on the page when you're done! Glad you took some time for just you. Self care is important! love, love, love

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, dear Phoenix! SO good to hear from you!

      Delete
  2. MOre great pieces!!! Hope your walk was great.....Nature has a way of restoring my soul♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Carol! Our walk was wonderful - it was a gorgeous, autumn afternoon. xoxo

      Delete
  3. Try gluing string to the meat tray in designs and using it as a stamp.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like a great idea, Monica! What kind of glue do you use with the Styrofoam?

      Delete
  4. oh Angelia, the third photo and the last one are my favorite. Truly amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I missed your intuitive journaling! That painting of the couple (3rd one) is awesome. LOVE it!! ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Denthe! I've missed the intuitive journaling too. It keeps me grounded. ♥

      Delete

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me! It's a pleasure sharing the creative world of art journaling with you. I love hearing from you, so comments and questions are always welcome.

Related Posts with Thumbnails