Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I MUST BE GETTING OLD ...

It must be that I'm getting old, because I finally resigned myself to the fact that I'm never going to fulfil most of my youthful dreams. Well I gave up on being a ballerina in my teens when it became clear that I had two left feet ....
But all the big things I'd imagined turned out to be unimportant, and if I want to be remembered for anything it would be as somebody who tried to make a difference. On the days when I feel like life has conspired to make me somebody who has to stay home and sit down a LOT, it helps me to remember that I can still do that! That's what was in my mind as this page began - and that little chap is the "one person" I hoped I could make a difference for.

So that's what I was rambling on about as I worked on this - and look at me not writing in straight lines! Quite a revolution for me ...
I recently got a book on zentangle doodling and it has definitely influenced my journalling - I liked to draw on pages before, but on this one I was trying to take it to another level. Well perhaps the next level anyway!
Had a lot of fun with this as a result - well I expect you can see that! I've always been somebody who liked lots of fiddly little details, and as you probably already know I just can't resist filling up pages with all sorts of drawings and doodling.
So this is the finished result, completed with a dotty/swirly stamp which is one of my favourites. I'm very pleased with this one - I really like this colour combination and I'm SO proud of my efforts at not writing in straight lines! This leopard is clearly not too old to change her spots ...

Somebody said the other writing was hard to read so I reinstated this (more boring font). Not as much fun but I did think legibility was an important element!

11 comments:

Artyjen said...

Fabulous doodling ;)
xoxo Sioux

Clairebears said...

I am quiet new to AJ and i love your blog as it is really inspiring. I love the colours you use and I really love your doodling.
Thank you for making me really stop and and think.

Ali said...

Gorgeous, as always. I love the colours and the doodling is fabulous... and the sentiment is a lovely one. :)

Holly Loves Art said...

Just love this piece and all the color! It's so vibrant!

muriel said...

Oh, wonderful page and great zentangle-doodling.

Alix said...

love the doodling and the curvy writing, hon...and guess what...i can read it!! ;0)
xx

Linda said...

A page full of gorgeousness ....and special words.
Love all that zentangling ;-)
Wonderful!
XX

scarymary555 said...

Your pages are wonderful and I love visiting your blog for inspiration. Your journaling is fantastic!

Traceyr said...

Fantastic doodling I love the lettering too.

:)

alexa said...

Stunning - I love that curved doodley border around the curved line especially!

alexa said...

Stunning - I love that curved doodley border around the curved line especially!