Friday, 13 December 2013

SHUT THE DOOR ... OPEN THE WINDOW?

 
Ever had one of those days when you just want to ESCAPE?  Well this was one of them.  Basically I was feeling like just about ALL the doors in my life had closed, leaving me feeling trapped with no possibility of escape or growth and looking for a window to climb out of.  As always, I worked out my feelings in my journal ....

Sometimes I like to challenge myself by painting a page black, and starting from there, because it forces you to work in different ways.  The page below was just one that I was making without any particular theme in mind - I make a few basic starter pages here and there, and generally come back to them later.
So this was the page I found when I needed an outlet, and the first thing I focused on was the windows in the building, and it just went from there.  The house is from a Dyan Reaveley collage sheet and the strip on the left is from a collage sheet I made myself from magazine offcuts.
So then of course in my usual fashion I started writing on the page what was most on my heart at the time.  Often I don't know what that is until I do it, and you can see the result below.
Recently I bought some more Posca paint markers - I've been picking them up in ones and twos whenever I was in the art materials shop, and they work absolutely brilliantly on a painted background like this - even when its black!
So that's what I used to doodle away in the spaces ... very simple, just dots and triangles for the most part - give it a go.  There's something very restful about just doodling away until it looks "done" and it does help with the angst moments.  I also doodled myself in a window with ladder to make climbing out easier!

Sorry not to have posted for 3 weeks - I'm still journalling, but Christmas is catching up with me fast.  I try to be very organised and ready in good time, ie by the end of November, but there are always last minute things to catch up with, and the carol services etc which take up a lot of time in December are already under way ....

PS I make absolutely no apology for addressing God as "she", its how I think of her.  For a lot of women it works better than the father analogy.  Neither is "right" but neither are they wrong .... and it works for me.

5 comments:

Ophelia said...

What an awesome page!!

Giulietta said...

Been watching and waiting - and hoping you were OK.
So thanks for this - just don't be like the 100 yr old man who disappeared after he climbed out of the window.

alexa said...

Just popping in to wish you all good things, Rosie, and hoping there will be lots of lovely moments for you today. Your wonderful page has made me think of stables, and what kind of apertures there might have been for coming and going... And how at the other end of this story there is a cave and a huge stone across the exit.I was wondering if you might be able to gather your energies together and just shine so brightly that the walls just fall away? :).

SnazzyShaunda said...

I absolutely love this. I was thinking the same thing just this morning.

Cath Wilson said...

Fantastic work, as ever. Love it!