Having to stay home and rest doesn't necessarily mean I'm not doing anything (as many people seem to imagine). My interior life is a lot more lively than my social life, and just as well because without it I would definitely be stir crazy.
A painted background using 3 shades of acrylic paint in yellow/orange, getting some texture with baby wipes and scrubbing with an old paint brush. I love these burnt orange tones - as you might have noticed if you follow my work regularly!
So the Modigliani lady in the orange sweater really just belonged on this page, and then I found some tissue paper with script on it which I absolutely loved, so pasted that down too. Originally it didn't show very well against the background so I put a thin black line around it.
The torn edges of the tissue made nice shapes on the page so I added collage using the same wavy forms, just having fun finding colours and textures that seemed to belong there. This was another occasion when I had no idea what I wanted to say at this stage ... which is wonderfully freeing because you can just "go with the flow".
The words came because I looked at this lady and wondered if she was just staring into space or thinking. I decided that, like me, her thoughts were far away but purposeful - perhaps reflecting on something or someone, praying for some need, whatever - the point is that she isn't just sitting there any more than I am on a rest day! That is what I tell myself, so please don't argue!
This is a relatively simple page but it says what I needed to say and the colours bring me joy. That's kind of the whole point of art journalling isn't it?