Here I bring some collage into the page. I like it but I failed to try to blend the background with the image. It all looked disjointed. It’s almost like I’m hiding in plain sight.
Here is where everything starts to take a turn. I did an online woman’s retreat during the summer. As part of that I did these 2 pages. The instructions were to not think about it and basically just cut and glue. I really enjoyed this page and it has meaning for me.
This was really a return to my art journaling roots. Somewhere along the way, I allowed you tube videos of others pages to let me feel my pages were not good enough. Instead of allowing my art to come from within I began to try creating pages. This has simply never worked for me as art has always come intuitively for me. If I over think, I become blocked.
If you look at the bottom you can see some plants. I was working on something else that didn’t turn out right, so I covered it with black and this was the result.
I have a backlog of posts to share. I get behind in sharing art journal pages. Truth I went through a long dry spell this year.
On this page I was trying out my new black gesso. I love how the black really lets the rays shine. This page in retrospect looks forced. It would have looked better on smaller paper with the entire page showing the rays with the words over top.