The weather was getting me down so I painted the page black and began to frame it with collage - this is the simplest quickest way I know to get a page started. I sometimes feel a bit lazy working this way but the amount of mental energy I have to spare varies, and to me its more important to get something down on paper than whether its clever or arty. I'm not doing this to prove my artistic worth to anybody, m journal is a conversation with MYSELF, and so all you have to do is like what you make, or even just enjoy the process. Nothing else is necessary.
There is a vivid pink cyclamen on the windowsill where I work, and when I looked out of the window down the garden there are evergreen conifers in shades from bottle green to almost yellow. I realised that even on a grey day there was plenty of colour ... if you choose to look for it.
Hope there is light, life, colour, peace hope and love in your life too .... though you may have to look for it like I did!