Thursday, 17 March 2011

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ....

And if that's true, I'm not too sure where mine is right now! The old home is in the process of being dismantled, and before too long we'll be in a new (much smaller) one, which will have both advantages and disadvantages ... Unsurprisingly, all my uncertain feelings about this have found their way onto a journal page.
The background is another of my experiments with masks and inky sprays, and the houses are from a Dyan Reaveley collage sheet. I've been working on the principle that "home is where your stuff is" and the assumption that when the stuff goes somewhere else that will very quickly become "home", with all its connotations of safety and sanctuary. There seems to be a small corner of me that isn't too sure about all this, but I'm working on it! Think I'm just too tired and stressed (OK I admit it, pretty cranky really) to be thinking straight right now.
BUT I am excited by the prospect of a new life in a new place, with all the possibilities it might offer, its just that right now there's too much negative stuff in the form of painful goodbyes and basically wrecking and dismantling what has been a much loved family home.
Crumbs this is all sounding like a distinct note of self pity. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER WOMAN! Hmmm doesn't that sound like a prompt for a new page ....? Did I pack my crayons yet??

9 comments:

Sue said...

Love the page Rosie......I love the way you use your pages to sort stuff out that wanders (or even races) round in your head....I remember how it feels to up-root and move.....very mixed feelings :)

Claudia Hemmings said...

Hi Rosie. Just caught up on your blog. Particularly love the green page with scribble flower masks. Hope you can find a way to deal with stress of being all unsettled (I completely feel for you) and I just know you will make your new studio/craft room as lovely as your old one. All best wishes.

Julia Dunnit said...

Im with you - home is where your stuf is - but that doesn't exclude you from apprehension, huh! Your journal page is great - I love your background 'experiment'!

Wipso said...

Good luck with the move. I'm sure you will soon settle in your new home.
Hugs,
A x

Anonymous said...

Don't have regrets for what you are leaving, but rather think of it as a stepping stone to something new, that will soon become the lived in present, rather than the unknown and untried future.

Doone said...

you made me gidggle,

which is funnier than giggling

that extra D makes a big Difference,

hope you are surviving the turmoil.

dx

Traceyr said...

ooo I love this page with your doodling and handwriting. The heart is so vibrant and a shock of bright colour is perfect for this page.

:)

alexa said...

I always envy your handwriting - which. no matter how displaced you feel - is wonderfully constant! Inbetween, neither-one-nor-the-other times are wobbly - though ditching 'stuff' always cheers me up and reminds me that home, for me, is wherever (and however) I am...

Linda said...

Hi Rosie...thinking of you and hoping all is going well.
Perfect journal page!
xx