Here is the first page. I have had this in my head to do for a while, I had copied the quote out a while ago and I recently came across it and decided to have a go at the spread now.
I did the writing with a bamboo skewer, I forgot how much I enjoyed how that looked. I particularly love the dress. It was hard to get a good picture of it. I cut out the shapes and inked up some vellum that I put behind it. Love how it is kind of glowy even if hard to to show.
Or this try as well…
This page I was a bit nervous about posting. It is exploring my big problem I have with forgiving, or rather not forgiving. I have such big problems letting go of perceived injustices. Little things I can forgive in a heartbeat, but there are some things I really struggle with and I wish I was a better person to do it. I know why I should, all the reasons why I should, I know it will be much better for me, yet there is a part of me that just never properly lets some things go.
To that end in fact (you know the whole becoming a better person and remaking myself and been able to let things go palava) I just downloaded this what promises to be story changing ebook course by Sas Petherick. I have only started it, but I have already had some tears spill and some tummy churing uncomfortableness so I have high hopes for boundary pushing expansiveness and healing and maybe learning to forgive, or at least let things go…not that this has anything to do with my art journal…although you never know what will appear there. :)
Next spread is this one. I love this quote and it is also part of Lisa Sonora Beam’s 30 day art journal challenge. In fact some of my ones from last week were too, so I may do a round up of all those pages in one post when they are all finished (because they are not all finished at the moment). I note that the challenge is on hold for a few weeks, but it should be back any day now. I recommend it. I have had a few revelations.
This is another one from the Lisa Sonora Beam series. Very wordy and scattered thoughts eveywhere. I really liked that though as a background, it represented quite well the wordy messy my mind can be, so I did not wangt to cover it all up. I just did a scrappy girl on some newspaper that I had doodled while watching something on tv the other night. I like the roughness of the page.
And that is me for the art journal sharing this week. :) Happy Easter!