It seems I haven’t been blogging much lately, nor have I been doing much art journaling. At first I felt really bad about this and kept feeling pressure to do something, anything…. but somehow this self imposed pressure only made things worse… And I lost my mojo completely.
Still I tried to finish the art journal round robin journal for Susan. Did bits an pieces here and there, Played with ink and paint, but somehow felt it just wasn’t good enough.
So I put it away and forgot about it…well almost…
This week I finally got up the nerve to try and finish what I started.
Susan’s book is beautiful and the work done in it already, was gorgeous. It’s theme was trees and leaves and/or anything related. I’m not good with trees, or leaves for that matter…but I gave it a shot.
A while back I got some inks for my fountain pens and curious as I am I wanted to know if I could paint with them.
Trying out the colours and since they were green and brown, I thought I might use them for a tree I started in Susan’s journal.
The tree was originally done with watercolours.
Playing with the inks was fun.
I found a beautiful quote from William Butler Yeats.
Not really sure if it’s a quote or a poem though…
But I liked the feeling of it and thought it suited the page.
The next spread was also started a while back, with some paints I had leftover from something else.
Apparently I wasn’t in the mood to draw any trees. I just let my hand guide me and do all the work.
Oddly enough this often leads me to paint a face…a rather chaotic one this time around, it seems.
I did manage to tie it to trees though with the quote from Khalil Gibran…I guess I had storms on my mind when I painted this.
I feel like the storms are still on my mind as I write this, but I do feel that finishing these pages for the Round Robin hosted by Tracy
, has lifted some of the clouds on my mind.
Bringing what was on my mind onto the paper is of course what art journalling is all about. They may not be perfect, my pages, but they are a piece of me and I do like how they turned out.
Now I just need to find some more time to do some art journalling and lift the rest of the clouds of my mind…I might even find my Mojo back, lurking behind those clouds…
For now I wish you all a lovely week with lots of sunshine.