Monday, 23 May 2011

IT WASN'T A GOOD DAY ...

You may detect a modicum of self-pity creeping into this journal page .... OK I admit it, I was wallowing a bit! Am being determinedly Pollyanna-ish now however, and resolutely upbeat. Unfortunately I made this on a day when I was feeling a bit blue, which might be why I picked these papers with their cool blue/green colours. The figure is a stamp by Paula Best that I watercoloured - I use this image a lot - and the script is torn tissue paper.
Then I found the words "blue moon" in a magazine I was cutting up, so that was when I added the moon face as well. What can I say, sometimes you can only journal the mood you're in, and I suppose I will look back at these early weeks in our new home and smile when I read these words. I was rather helped by reading somewhere the question "will any of this matter in a year's time, and if not why are you worrying about it?" That put everything into perspective!

8 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE the colour of this page and so sad that you were feeling blue! It's early days I am sure you will be surrounded by some other crafty people soon ... Well I hope so anyways x

JaneH said...

Another great, great art journal entry, Rosie! You are so creative. I wish you lived closer to me so we could play with our art journal toys together.

alexa said...

Oh, such as lot of songs about aloneness ... :(. I guess the fact that we're all here may not help much, but here's one who continues to wish you well and hope for brighter colours in your life soon. Perhaps those of us within a hundred mile radius could come and introduce ourselves! :)

valerie said...

Rosy...you are one talented lady..I love, love, love all your pages. And one of the things I love most immensely is the honesty..life is a bunch of different experiences and responses, moods and emotions..and if we can't express them honesty in our art journals then what is the point of expressing them at all...

Always delighted

Sue said...

Well it might not matter in a year but it sure as heck matters now! Sorry you are feeling blue :( Nice page came out of it though so some consolation.

Jackie said...

I'm sorry to see you've been feeling down recently. I'm sure it will take a while to get used to your new home and your new town as well. Its a big change for you and its only natural you should feel strange for a time. I popped over to the exhibition today and it was very comforting to see your lovely comment in the book.

Jackie said...

I meant to add that your journaling is a beautiful way to keep the memories for future reference.

Linda said...

Hi Rosie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have "filed" the promarkers in colour groups.
Thanks for the tip!
Linda
x