Do you ever get into one of those moods where you are just thoroughly out of sorts with yourself, and kind of itchy scratchy cranky? What our parents used to call "got out of bed the wrong side"? I hope you do and that it isn't just me! Anyway, it was one of those days, so when I found this picture in a magazine it really spoke to the way I was feeling ... and before you know it a journal page was the result.
I really didn't know what I was planning to do, I just stuck the picture down and then rubbed crayon (Caran d'Ache) all over the page.
And it really came alive when I brushed water onto the crayon and the colour lifted off the page. Then, without knowing what I was going to put, I picked up a pen and wrote this! I made myself laugh just looking at it, so was already talking myself out of my grumps.
And it just went from there. My beloved had been in and out of my Studio - he could tell all wasn't well with me, but I didn't want to have to explain, I just wanted to get my head down and get on with it. In a way the page is my explanation.
So I took the opportunity to get some stuff off my chest, and most definitely felt the better for it. Some days thats what you need, right? Plus it was an opportunity to laugh at myself for being cranky!
This page still makes me laugh when I look at it, so I can't stay grumpy for long when I read it. Perhaps everyone should have a page in their journal which can do this - just to talk themselves out of the glums ....?