Thursday, 27 October 2011

I'M BACK - DID YOU MISS ME?

Back from the Greek island of Rhodes - having had a pretty good time, and not fallen out with my sister (aided by the consumption of delicious blue cocktails)! I even managed a bit of art journalling while I was there ...

The above is a page made back in August, when I was NOT having a good day. You know the kind, you have them sometimes I'm sure. Anyway you can see how the page began below - this is a background done with Distress Inks onto which I dropped water. I stamped the rough stitches at the top and bottom, and added the picture before writing anything. She looked sort of spiky and cross, which is how I felt at the time ....
And from there the page grew really fast - I drew in lots of shapes and coloured them, and basically had a good ole moan while I worked.
And this is how it all worked out in the end - I like it, and didn't really know how much I disliked acidic yellow, but now I see that I associate it with that acid feeling when nothing is going right! For once I didn't try and fill every corner - I'd said what was on my mind and was happy to leave it there.

You may like to know that I WAS better the next day ... these yellow days don't come along too often, but when they do, watch out!

10 comments:

roc said...

wonderful page. glad you had a wonderful time on your trip. i would love to go there some day. so happy you could go!

Sandra Hall said...

Great page Rosie, I like your stishy stamp :D x

alexa said...

Nice to see you back again! That's a splendidly moody face: off days clearly produce great work just as much as 'good days'. I wonder how often Picasso or Monet or Velasquez painted when grumpy and in pain ...

Beacee said...

Welcome back!

Jackie said...

I need to see your symi pictures! (But I like your journal pages too!)

Muckypup said...

Love this Rosie. Every time I visit your page I marvel at how your style has developed from that first page that you did, and how you weren't sure you were an art journaler. You so are!

Lisa said...

I call those bad days "My black days". Strange since I really like black. But still. I tend to warn my family, my husband especially, when I have one of these days. :-))

I really like your artwork, ecpecially your journaling. I have very difficult to get some words to my pages other than the short lines I´m writing. Hopefully I can get some inspiration from you!

Have a nice start on the week
/Lisa in Sweden

Pam said...

I love your handwriting-I'm very envious-it really makes your page!!

Linda said...

I really like that acidy yellow!! Its one of my 'new favourite' colours :-)(Looks fab with purple)
Great page as always Rosie ...love your doodles.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I agree that yellow is for grumpy days.