Sunday, 30 September 2012

KNOCKED OFF COURSE ...

Attempting to persuade myself that I really do love paint, I'd made the above page background.  I didn't like it (except for the colours) so I left it for a bit, until one day the urge to draw on it with a big black pen overtook me.  When I drew that curvy line above I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do or say ... but I quite like it that way, and its interesting to see what pops out!  On this occasion I was feeling out of sorts, kind of "scratchy" you know?
Anyway, I love zentangly stuff so one thing led to another and before I knew it I'd filled in all the left hand space.  Then quite suddenly I wrote the big words along the length of the curvy line.  Who knew that I felt like that?  I certainly didn't, but out it came.  Its amazing how this art journalling lark works isn't it?
So after that I just set to and wrote about how I was feeling, and although I know it sounds like a cliche, when I'd done it I felt better.  Simples.  So I suppose the lesson here is - if you feel all itchy scratchy and out of sorts, look inside your own head and ask why.  Sometimes the answers will surprise you ....
Obviously the mildly hypnotic activity of drawing pretty patterns had nothing to do with the achievement of zen-like calm ... well it probably did actually.  Maybe thats another reason why I like doing it?  A little bit of Promarker colour crept in here, not much - but I like how it turned out.

Just noticed that this is my second purple post!  Funny that, and its not a colour I use a whole lot.  Perhaps its my "not happy about that" colour?  I've cheered up now anyway  and my normal smiling self is back at her post :)

3 comments:

Deborah said...

Starting again tomorrow is a good attitude to have when you feel low. And I'm glad I'm not the only one to keep anything I've painted, stamped or coloured and not done anything with, only to suddenly use it months (even years!) later.

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful, Rosie - love the way this transformed. I'm having way too many days like that at the moment, so I sympathise. Maybe I need to create... x

Linda said...

Love the way the paint randomly shows through your writing and doodling.
Glad you're feeling better now ...hugs xxxx