Sunday, 21 June 2015

SUDDEN SHIFT ...

 
A sudden shift is certainly something that happened while I was working on this page - which is literally hot off the press.  There I was happily playing in my journal when unexpected news came which rocked my foundations for a while.  So what's a person to do in that situation?  Get it down on paper of course!!  

I had begun with this turquoise paint background, just because I like the colour, and its nothing fancy as you can see.  I rarely bother to do "clever" backgrounds because I know I'm only going to cover them up.  I just brushed a slightly darker blue around the outer edges and added the flower.
Then I began to collage around the border - set in a bit from the actual edge of the page so that the two shades of blue could be seen, and I particularly wanted to show you the before and after stages which follow.  On the left is the page with the collage finished, and on the right after I'd added a grey shadow and some black outlining.  Makes all the difference in the world doesn't it, and helps the sections really stand out from the background.
And it was pretty much around this time that the nuclear bomb dropped on me ... so I got out my pen and wrote about it.  I was all over the place emotionally for a couple of days, but am gaining a sense of proper perspective now - helped by attending the utterly joyous wedding yesterday of two beautiful young people.
And then all that was left to do was fiddle about endlessly filling up any dangerous blank space that might be lurking there!  Don't ask me why - it just seems to be the way I'm made, and if I'm honest, after the collage part its my favourite bit of the whole process.  Its meditative somehow?
It is SO good and cathartic to let everything out on a page this way - its very healing for me.  The girl at bottom left was originally just there because I liked the colour of her eyeshadow.  In the end her serenity was what counted - and a message to my soul, do not let this event disturb your peace.

7 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Rosie...LOVE the turquoise and the pink together. Fantabulous!! :) I hope whatever rocked your world will turn out to be a good thing. Big hugs! deb

Carol said...

Gorgeous page - sending gentle hugs and positive vibes x

Denise Vitola said...

Absolutely beautiful page! Thanks for sharing. Sending you healing Reiki.

Mary said...

I love every inch of this page! Rosie, it's gorgeous!

Isn't it amazing how working things out through image and word can be releasing...

Much love to you!

Irene Pieters said...

What à wonderful way to deal with the things Life throws at you... Hope things will calm down quickly!

Lucinda said...
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Lucinda said...

When writing your words are u using a stencil or is that free hand? If u don't mind sharing.?