Friday, 11 November 2016


I'm still not quite back in the routine of journalling regularly again, so forgive me for the long gap since my last post.  I'm aiming to get back to posting weekly without working harder than feels natural.

This page background is, as so often, just paint - a basic orange and a slightly darker shade.  Backgrounds don't have to be fancy - after all you're going to write and draw over it, however shades which are lighter and darker can produce some interesting effects you can work round or with.
I thought black and white would look good against the bright colour, and ended up creating the image in the corner.  I decided she looked like a witch, so that's what she became ...
Then I was adding more collage pieces from my black and white drawer, with a strong black line to link them all together and give them some kind of unity.  My "words" drawer also produced the label "wicked witch" so that was clearly meant to be!
And then the rest of the page just grew without me thinking about it very much!  I love that stage, when the work takes wings and flies on its own and you are transported into that "other" place.

It finally came together with a few more words from my collection, the words my heart needed to get on the page, and lots of white doodling.  I added the little bit at the bottom "but inside" at the very last moment.
I'd like to think that, despite being tired and ill much of the time, some brightness and beauty still shows through.  Hope so anyway!!


alexa said...

Oh, I was so glad to see those little words right in the bottom left corner! (where the grey stones?/shapes have made a barrier to keep them out of the Wicked Witch's way). I was going to say 'sorry that you're feeling blue' but there's plenty of warm orange here :). Thinking of you ...

Sarah Peck said...

Dear Rosie I am so sorry that you
feel so knackered and are in pain at the moment. I really hope this will improve for you very soon. In the meantime your wonderful art and journaling never fails to impress me. It comes from your heart. Have you ever read any books by Louise Hay, Caroline Myss or Deepak Chopra on healing. what your dis-eases may mean and healing yourself? I know your art can help you with this process. Take care of yourself Sarah

Victoria said...

I work as a customer service representative on magazines such as Artists and Illustrators. A customer today told me to visit your blog, I love you stuff
😀 really creative x