Tuesday, 23 August 2011

ENFORCED REST

Resting is something I have to do a lot of - very often when I'd rather be busy and active and "out there" instead of stuck in here .... Hey ho. When I made this page I was trying not to mind that it was the result of having overdone it a few days earlier but on something I hadn't much wanted to do anyway! I mean, you'd feel differently if you'd thoroughly enjoyed yourself or danced all night wouldn't you? Anyway I was trying to think calm, accepting thoughts and I made these layers of blue and green, one of my favourite colour combinations, using my trusty Caran d'Ache watersoluble crayons.
Then I laid down some writing, doodling and a bit of collage - which is mostly how all my pages develop. I think I just love fiddling about, colouring, drawing and doodling ... and I certainly do find that very restful. I seem to go off to this place inside my head where my creative self lives, and whenever I've spent time there I feel so much better. I hope you know what I'm rambling on about?
On this occasion the process proved very good for my soul, and I hope this isn't too whining or self pitying. I was pleased that I hadn't attempted to fill every last inch with stuff - the page feels more elegant and understated, which sort of fits with the subject matter. These are the pages I like the best - which don't begin with any very definite ideas and just grow and develop as I go along. The final statement feels powerful and affirming - that even though I do have to rest a lot, I'm still making that time fruitful. That's good to remember on days when I feel life is passing me by ...


5 comments:

Lainey Parker said...

Love this page - beautiful!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fantastic page, love it, your pages are just so interesting to read too, hope you've managed to have a rest xx

muriel said...

Hello! One more page that I love a lot! I love the way the final statement stands out; so positive in every way.

Linda said...

A lovely page Rosie...the flowers finish it off beautifully.
XX

Beacee said...

Beautiful!