Friday, 6 May 2011

I TRY TO BE A NICE PERSON BUT ...

... well as you know, some things just make you mad - right? I made this swooshy background some time ago, and you could tell I was feeling a bit thunderous by the way I added (using Promarkers) a deep purply border and some doodling.
One thing led to another and (having tried to put a more positive spin on things) I decided to simply record how cross I was feeling. A journal has to be an honest reflection of your life doesn't it, and while I hesitate to reveal myself as a cranky old bat, what the hell I thought!! Can't be all sweetness and light the whole time, or even most of the time ...
To cut a long story short, visiting daughter had rather taken us for granted which seriously brassed me off at the time (it seems utterly unimportant now).
Anyways, as you can see, I got some negative emotions off my chest, and it did indeed make me feel a lot better. Said daughter is a delightful, funny, talented young woman whom I love dearly and am very proud of, but she's not perfect. On the other hand, neither is her mother.
Does you get to get your bad temper down on paper doesn't it? I'm already looking back at this page and feeling more inclined to laugh at myself than anything else ...

9 comments:

alexa said...

That's the great thing about art and journalling, I always think - it allows feelings to get full expression, and then they can go and let others take their place! A great page full of glowering crossness - hurrah for being in the moment. :)

Sarah said...

I really like this page - it not only looks great but as I read through, I feel both your pain (I have grown kids who still expect me to run around them too!) and the relief of getting it all out of your head and onto paper. a perfect therapy page :)

Wipso said...

We all have days like that. Check out the 'Anyway' poem on my blog.

http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.com/2011/05/poem-for-those-difficult-times.html

I'm reading it a lot at the mo :-)
Hugs,
A x

Doone said...

thank you for letting us see your heartfelt thoughts, and your reflectional on being a parent (the hardest job in the world)

Little Celtic Fairy said...

I like this page, i love the purpley colours you have used.
When I do pages in my art journal I always want them to look like yours. Sometimes I get so stuck for ideas but yours are great. Like the new studio too btw!

Paula Phillips said...

I really love how this turned out! Art Journaling for me is primarily a stress relief. Thanks for the inspiration!
Much Love

Jackie said...

Oh I see! Well we love our kids don't we? But they don't always look upon us as human beings, more being there for their benefit. At least you got it down on paper. Does she read the blog?
haha! The verification 'word is 'wingy'!

thekathrynwheel said...

Heck! We're all entitled to be a cranky old bat every now and then! Love the way you vented your spleen here. (er.....does your daughter read your blog?!) I think it's important to be honest in your journal otherwise what's the point?

maggik said...

Lovely pages, Rosie, and I love your honesty. Oh, to be a Mum! I can't wait to get started! Have got LOADSA things to get off my chest! Hope I can make them as attractive as you do ...

Margaret