Friday, 16 July 2010

ANOTHER JOURNAL PAGE

Making this art journal is not only pressing every creative button I have but proving to be deeply therapeutic. It's quite new to me but seems to bring together all the elements I most enjoy about making art - painting/colouring, collage, doodling and most of all writing and recording. I'm still learning of course, and can't wait to work on a larger page, but for now this small size will do to explore the possibilities, and is getting me through a dark time in my life.

I made the background on watercolour paper with Distress Inks, Victorian Velvet and Rose and added a framework of strips cut from patterned paper scraps. Doodled and coloured my way around the edges, added the girl and gradually worked my way through the writing, filling in the gaps with more doodling.

And for those who care to know .... things already look better.

9 comments:

Kaz said...

I love it Rosie, I really 'get' the sentiment.
I;m still learning but loving journalling too. xx

Ann said...

Love this page. The sentiment is so 'right' and I'm glad that the journalling is working for you.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, I care to know and I'm very happy about that. The page makes me happy too - the forward thnking part of it, and the sublime doodling and the colour and the image and your hadwriting. All of it really, speaks to me.

chrisg said...

Rosie - you're a natural journalist (or should that be journaler?) - I hope you soon have sunshine yellow days to write about. Your pages are stunning - and I'm delighted that you find some comfort in writing about it. LOVE LOVE LOVE your 'blue page' just stunning.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Rosie
this is just the cutest! I love the image and wonderful sweet background you created! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

*jean* said...

beautiful page, rosie!!

Linda said...

Thats a lovely page Rosie...and I really like what you've written.In fact I must note that down.....
XX
PS Glad to hear things are on the up Sweetie :-)

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, just had a browse through your blog. You really have caught the journaling bug! Fabulous pages, and very honest. Glad you are finding it so therapeutic. I know what you mean about small pages ... i started small but I'm now working A4 and I love this size.
Glad things are looking up :-)

Wrightboysmum said...

What a great page. Keep it up fab work!