Thursday, March 13, 2008

I lied

Okay so I didn't post pictures yesterday.  It turned into quite a busy day.  Today I have some art-journal pages to share with you.  This one is one from a while ago but I jazzed it up with some ribbon, which I really like.


This spread is on 'rest'. As part of the recovery process for ME, I am having to teach myself how to really rest. I don't have the energy to be taking part in high-demand activity, so my days are generally filled with low-demand activity OR sleep (which I am VERY good at!). However, I need to be making time to really rest - just sit down and breathe for ten minutes. Don't read a book (that hurts my eyes and I have to use my brain, which is mush most of the time), don't watch TV: just sit. There are just so many other things I could be doing though!


I find blank pages quite daunting so on this spread I stuck down a wallpaper border (I always pick up some free samples when I'm in DIY shops).  With a border like that, I needed a spread that was quite flamboyant, so the rest just happened.  But I have no idea what to journal about on it!  I think I'll wait until I have something so celebrate and dance about.


And finally this page.  I really really enjoyed making this spread.  Lots of layering and ripping and painting.  It reads "one of my favourite places is the land of dreams".  That's right folks, it's a whole spread about my love of sleep (or should that be my love for sleep?).  The sketch I did of the sleeping girl (possibly me?) was one I drew years ago, so I just copied it.


Ah I do love sleep.

5 comments:

  1. Very nice stuff you've got going on there! You have been my inspiration lately.......I have been making these little 'artcards' with stuff I cut out of magazines and wot not.....I need to get some paints though......what do you recommend? I know nothing about paints, really......

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  2. freedom in your work is refreashing the flow of what will be will be. what comes out of it, is what you get. GOD be with you.

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  3. HI Pippa

    i am sian's friend and pod's daughter

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  4. what a small world made a comment on your work this morning.i,m sara's dad. both on the same day.POD

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  5. Although I replied to Jessica's question about paint on her blog, I thought I'd reply on here too. I recommend acrylic paints: you can water them down and use them as a wash over your work, or use them straight from the tube so that they're nice and thick. That's what I like to use. I also use watercolour pencils on smaller areas.

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