Tuesday, 23 November 2010

LAYERS AND LAYERS

I really like making pages with (what I think of as) layers like this ... I just draw the wavy shapes with my water-soluble crayons and work on these until I'm happy with the colours and how it looks. That's a very restful process in which my thoughts can just drift off ...
Then I start to put in some definition - darker lines to demarcate the layers (dark blue paint in this case) and the beginnings of some pattern. I actually got the page this far on just one day, and then left it alone for quite a few weeks until I happened to feel like writing on it. When I did, this is what I wrote ...
Then a couple of days later I added some more as my ideas about what I wanted to say developed. The page came out of some difficult feelings that I was able to work through and resolve ... I love how I can do that through my journal.
It was about another week before I finally finished the writing, after which it was easy to just fill in any spaces. It always seems right to me to fill the page - not sure I can explain why, it just DOES!!

11 comments:

Genie said...

Hi Rosie
Lovely work.

Anonymous said...

Powerful stuff, Rosie

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, love all the journaling, colours and detail. Great piece. Tracy Evans x

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, great journaling. Nice to see the page grow like this :-)

Sandra Hall said...

Love this Rosie...almost a tutorial showing us how you developed the page...thank you for that! Sound advice in the gritty content too! x x

Elin said...

I've seen 'art journal' written lots of UKS but thought 'that's not for me' without actually having a proper look. Now I have I find it fascinating and beautiful. Your pages are beautiful and stunning. They're the sort of thing you can spend ages looking at over and over again! (I'm still not sure I coudl do it though! lol)

Theresa said...

Great Journal page Rosie! Very cool seeing your process. Gotta love those bright colors and funky doodles, but most of all how you shared your heart...

Muckypup said...

Wow - really striking work, love your page.

Anneliese said...

I LOVE this ... might have to have a play at something along these lines ... Fabulous, Thanks for sharing x

hel said...

Your blog is a pleasure to look about in. Love your stuff.

Linda Pekrul said...

I am really glad I have found your blog. I am finding it so comforting reading your journal pages. You are expressing so much of what I feel and you have a lot of wisdom. Letting go and moving on is a place I'm stuck in right now. I have never made an art journal - don't know how to paint or draw - but I'm seriously considering trying it after reading your pages. Thank you for sharing yourself - it is very inspiring.