Saturday, 31 October 2015
Sunday, 25 October 2015
So that's where I was mentally headed when I laid down simple paint and the image - I can't seem to manage or even contemplate creating anything very fancy at the moment! Too much happening what with getting ready to move in two weeks and Himself beginning chemotherapy for bladder cancer tomorrow.
Someone commented that they were amazed I could journal through this, but actually the truth is that without journalling I'm not sure I would get through it. This is my time out, space to reflect, a chance to scratch my creative itch, and it helps more than I can possibly say.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
I'm not up to making complicated pages right now, but then again who says they have to be? This is a simple coat of lime green paint over gesso, and then I grabbed my "blue" drawer of collage materials .... That's how I organise my stuff - I have a set of shallow drawers on wheels and I have labelled them by colour, including neutrals, then words and people. It works pretty well but is still something of a work in progress. When I have time or am short of energy or inspiration I grab some magazines etc from the pile on the floor and rip out things I like, cut out shapes and file them in my various drawers.
This is something of a mission statement - I've certainly gone back to look at this page several times this past week. It does serve to remind me that all things pass, even the worst of times. Not sure why I chose the bottles at the lower edge, but I assure you I've not turned to drink or anything like that!!
We are moving in 3 weeks and are almost ready for that to happen, and Himself begins chemotherapy in about 10 days. Even with the help of amazing friends whose offers of help have been nothing less than heroic its not going to be easy, but with God's Grace we can do it - at least on the other side lies retirement and relative calm from which to approach the rest of the treatment.
Sunday, 11 October 2015
I sort of knew where I was going with this - I knew the page would be about struggling to see and have an eye at the centre. I found this one on Google Images and really liked it!
Saturday, 3 October 2015
This page began just laying down paint in shades of two colours I really like together. I just use basic craft acrylics because I figure I'm going to throw a lot of other stuff on top, so the only thing I always do is gesso first. It gives a really great surface on which paint can slide and flow - without it would just soak into the paper.
Himself goes back to the Big Doctor this coming week, when we will find out whether the next step for him is major surgery, or "just" chemotherapy. Oh yes, and we're trying to get organised to move house in a month's time. No pressure then - I guess its not surprising I'm not feeling particularly calm or serene!!