|Memories Art Journal Page|
Back in the Studio- Since I just got up, I may come back for the diary post tonight. Art journalling has bought about a new habit of making art first thing in the morning. The journal is open from last night and I can easily start tweaking the image with fresh eyes. The page above is still a work in progress. The initial pages are the darkest, most troubling things I wrote in my journal from a couple years ago. I felt ready to document their transition to memory. These things were part of my path and they got me where I am. The tracing paper layer seems to be a series and generally if something goes on the transparent layer, it's to show where I am right now. Robyn from Art Propelled shared the poem, and now several of Naomi Shihab Nye's books are in my wishcart.
How I felt- The poem explains my feelings well. These things were part of my path and they got me where I am. I feel like I'm viewing them with a certain detachment in that they don't hurt now, and a difficult to explain feeling of gratitude. It's not like enjoying pain, it's more like being grateful that person I was didn't give up. That person is alive. That person can be imperfect. So can the person I am now. She is amazed with life. She is amazing. All of that brings me a feeling of freedom.
Pic taken Friday when I got my 'isn't it good, Norwegian wood' earrings (from Prana Light in Norway). Am currently in bunny slippers and plushy, red housecoat, no makeup and enjoying a slow Sunday morning.
More about Art Every Day: Leah Piken Kolidas started the project 9 years ago. She explains it was, "a challenge to myself to create some art every day for one month and post it on my blog. I was inspired by Nanowrimo and wanted to do something similar with art, and thus Art Every Day Month (AEDM) was born. Posting art on my blog every day helped to keep me accountable and it was fun to share my creations. The following year, I invited people to join in and each year since I've had great groups of creative people committing themselves to more creativity for the month of November with me."