Sunday, 1 January 2012

LAUGH ... its another Year!

I came across this quotation and thought it hit the spot for how I was feeling ... so this page began in a slightly unusual way for me. I'd done some work on the reverse and my Promarkers had bled through - they only do so occasionally since I glue two pages together, and then usually only if there's a big, dense block of colour. That's why the background here is an offcut of scrapbook paper to which I've added a section from a Teesha Moore collage sheet. Initially I just threw the cut up words down onto the page - I might have wanted to re-arrange them, who knows? But as you can see below, I put them down in the order intended, with another piece of collage.
Then it was one of those times when I got absorbed in the work and forgot to take more photos until the end. The window is from a Paper Whimsy collage sheet, and the lady is the Artchix muse - I use her a LOT, I just love the quizzical look on her face! The window image sort of represents the fact that I seem to spend a lot of my life on the inside looking out ....

It was pretty much finished at that point but the big orange areas looked a bit blank, and although I didn't want to fill it with writing (in my usual fashion) I drew a sort of vine in the spaces. It seemed to belong because it represents the tangle that my life is in at the moment ... just when it seemed to be safe to go back in the water. Never mind eh, you've got to laugh right?

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL and remember to keep right on journalling the ups and downs of life - after all its cheaper than therapy (and I KNOW because I've done both)!

9 comments:

Ali said...

Lovely page and a useful sentiment. Sorry to hear about the arthritis - welcome to the club! Mine's not rheumatoid but it's still a pain... literally! Hope they can get you sorted on some meds to help control it, now it's been diagnosed.

Ali

roc said...

oh i love to giggle! it is wonderful for the soul. love your page! happy new year to you!

That Craft Place said...

Your blog is inspiring! I love it all!!!!
Happy new year to you x
Lisa

Juls said...

this is a brilliant sentiment, I can see why you were inspired by it!!! I love the way the page turned out!! Hugs Juls

Linda Pekrul said...

Love the sentiment. So totally true. Happy New Year to you!

Jane said...

Oh yes, you've got to laugh!

You got a mention on my blog today because I've pinched your idea of progress photos.

Beacee said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed new year. Barbara x

alexa said...

This has really made me smile! She is just such a perfectly posed and irreverent juxtaposition to that churchy window, and the final line just cracked me up!

Muckypup said...

I'm with you Rosie - although sometimes a good temper tantrum is good for the soul! All the best for the new year!