Monday, September 24, 2007

Sacred Life 5- New Beginnings

Okay can i just say that i am loving working on this art journal of mine? I thought it was going to be something i used to capture the odd dreams i have on occasion or maybe a simple little drawing here and there with some poetry or a word or two. But its becoming something more personal and more graphic than i thought it would be. It is really filling a need for me at the moment as well. I dont think just plain ole journaling would convey what i need to say at this point in my life. Not at this moment anyway....
It might be hard to read it on this picture but these are the words...(i am tending to work left to right in this book, dont know why, lol)
On the left- ' The layers were starting to get too heavy. She had started shedding them in her mind, but you couldn't tell by looking at her...'
On the right- 'Underneath it all lies her truth'

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Out of the Woods

She walked through a dark forest of tall, scary trees...their branches trying to grab her, pull her under into the deep, to the place where she could never escape. She fought, scratching and clawing her way, and finally, after what seemed like years, she was free. Some scars remain as proof of what she went through- and what she overcame. Proof that she was out of the woods, and a reminder that the forest was always there, waiting to take hold again.

Friday, September 14, 2007

*Work in progress*

Trying to finally finish two paintings i started weeks ago...i usually never work on more than one thing at a time, because when i do, the projects just take forever, lol. It gives me artists block!! Hopefully be done soon though so i can work on some new ideas........

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sacred Life 3

This is my very first 'art journal' page..I started by painting a book my dear hubby no longer wanted, painted over a couple of pages with gesso, then white paint, i printed out a black and white photo and transferred the image with gel medium(thanks Misty) and painted over it with watercolors, added journaling and i just love how it came out...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sacred Life #1

Okay so it's not the best photo in the world, but this is something that i feel deeply connected with....being in my work (or play, however you look at it) space with my brushes and my paints and the splatters all over my table. I feel like i am doing something that i HAVE to and WANT to do, even if i question my abilities all the time. I love to paint, i love what it does for my soul, my mind and my heart.