Friday, 24 February 2012

RAMBLINGS OF AN INSOMNIAC ....

I made this page in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep ... and its interesting that in some ways its different to my usual output, not least in that its relatively simple. For once I haven't filled every nook and cranny with writing, but then it was about 3.00 am and even I can run out of words at that hour! You can see above how I began to lay down what I sometimes think of as a "river" of colour with the Caran d'Ache crayons ....
I took succeeding layers of colour out to the edges of the page, and then used a deep blue Promarker to define the edges (though not before I'd added some panels of offcut paper. Must have been in slightly mystical mode (I get like that sometimes) with the eyes and the buddha like figure.
And then, with uncharacteristic simplicty, I simply wrote down the central panel what I was thinking. Makes it sound easy doesn't it? It probably wasn't, but then who can remember what they got up to in the middle of the night? I was just pleased that it made reasonable sense when I got up the next day. I added some metallic lines using my new metallic Promarkers, but that was about all the embellishment I managed. I like it but there's no getting away from the fact that its a bit unusual for me! I wonder what that means? Never mind, its a mystery innit? Can't be profound all the time .....

4 comments:

alexa said...

Like looking at a map, Rosie, of your mind at the time. And I like the space around the words - I am reminded of desert. Very meditative!

roc said...

i've been getting up at in the middle of the night, too! maybe it's something in the atmosphere. it is a wonderful page. love the colors.

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

This is a great page Rosie, I just love the way the colours flow and complement each other. Your writing is beautiful and the feature words look great.

Sue said...

Ooooohh Rosie - love this one - and that eye. Very, very nice. I'm getting to that stage where I have to stop myself having a nap in the day (not when I'm at work of course - lol) otherwise I wake up at stupid o'clock. Take care ..