Friday, 6 January 2012

ANGELS

You may think I've lost the plot (and I'm not saying you're wrong either!) but on a very few occasions in my life a messenger I believe to be sent from God has come to me ... and because of that I like to think of them angels. I was blessed by such a visit a few weeks ago ... and this is my attempt to capture what I felt.

The background is mainly rubbed on Distress Inks, splashed with water, and I used my water soluble crayons to add a bit of depth to the colour around the edges. Although I don't subscribe to the idea that angels are girls - the biblical ones have names like Gabriel and Raphael - the Messenger who came to me that day was female, so I chose this image because I've always liked the serenity of this young lady's face. The wings themselves are gold foil bought ages ago - Paper Artsy keep these, and I think they're called German scrap, or something like that?
So then I just journalled straight onto the page - for once it was difficult to know quite where to start, so I pulled words out of a collage sheet of phrases that just seemed right, and worked around them. I almost decided that it was finished once the writing was done, but you know me and blank backgrounds - I just can't leave them alone.
I've recently discovered the joys of adding a little bit of metallic gold or silver to a page, and because what I was trying to record was so special it felt like gold was called for, so I drew a gold vine using a spirit based pen. Stinky, and the fumes may have made me a bit dizzy, but I do love the result. It still feels strange looking back at this experience, and I'm not sure that I've fully unpacked its implications .... but am working on it!

10 comments:

alexa said...

How wonderful to have had a visitation! Messengers come in all shapes and sizes and forms, and your depiction of yours is so lovely - ethereal, yet calm ans focused. May the blessing continue to unfold and thread its golden way through your year ..

roc said...

oh yes...there are definitely angels among us! i'm so glad you had a visit from one. god bless you. love your journal page.

Sue said...

Hello Rosie - rather belatedly Happy New Year to you and yours. Loving your pages - the backgrounds are quite stunning. Will be back soon - when the invitations are finally done - I now have a dealine lol - but almost there ....

Carola Bartz said...

I do belive that there are angels among us. Your journal page is beautiful, I like the color combination, the sweet face of the girl, the wings (yes, they are called German scrap) - everything is so harmonious.

Tracey said...

This is an absolutely beautiful page. X

Juls said...

beautiful page!!! Love the touches of gold! Hugs Juls

Linda said...

A truly wonderful page...and I LOVE those gold leaves. Ignore the fumes or open the window...the effect is definitely worth it ;-)

Funnily enough we watched 'Eternal Law' last night......

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, this page is especially lovely. The touch of gold is perfect - adds a kind of Heavenly touch :-)

Pat Beaumont said...

I love this page and all it's mesages you must feel blessed having an angel visit and I can see you are definitely inspired

Cath Wilson said...

I love, love, LOVE your work but this one is particularly special - maybe because it spoke to me, too? I dunno but it helps and it's so beautifully done x