Monday, 12 August 2013

TRYING TO BECOME .....

 
I seem to be having a dry spell art-wise at the moment ... which is fine, it goes like that at times.  The one page I have done since our holiday is this one ....

A Neocolour (Caran d'Ache crayons) background - what else - and then the panels which look a bit like vertebrae have been added with Promarkers.  Provided the crayon isn't put on too thickly the markers work really well on top.
This thought came out of one of our bible readings at church (totally forgotten which one!) which set off a train of thought about life as a process of becoming rather than a pursuit of personal fulfilment or happiness.  In other words, the idea that I am a Work in Progress, as yet unfinished, but nonetheless someone who has learned and grown much so far .....
Once I'd developed the lettering the "vertebrae" patterns I'd doodled on tended to fade into the background a bit, so I outlined them to help them "pop" off the page.  I think the backbone pattern I can see here (even if you can't!) may have subliminal meaning, as in the basic bones or structure of my days.  OK and maybe not!  After that I just sort of doodled to my heart's content.
And the result is not a bad reflection of where I am right now - sort of drifting/doodling about, settling to nothing much, yet with a sense of good things ahead .... which is an OK sort of place to be.  August is like that anyway; all committee meetings and other "stuff" stops for the summer, so its a good time to just rest and float about a bit. After all, its not necessary to always be achieving something or growing as a person .... sometimes its just about being and listening.

7 comments:

Claudia Hemmings said...

Love both the colours and the graphic style of this page. Super work Rosie.

Debs M said...

wow fabulous - great design and colours x

viv said...

I love that sentiment Rosie. So True

AZviaTx said...

It's been years since I've been on blogger. After scrolling down my list, I came across your site. Now I know why I chose to follow you. You are truly an inspiration. I love your art and am happy to be back in the fold! I hope to keep up with your endeavors in a more timely manner. Thank you. redopal

alexa said...

I do see your vertebrae and the backbone - and was reminded, for some reason (must be the shapes) of ferns uncurling ... I like the thought that perhaps we don't have to try to be or become ourselves, but just gently unfold and unfurl in the sun :).

Linda Vincent said...

Very lovely....and vibrant! xx

Blissmade Designs said...

Such an amazing page! I love the message, the "vertebra" look and the colors!