Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saving it for a rainy day ?

So yesterday was a rainy day.

A wet, humid, grey, dismal, sticky, icky, yucky day outside.

A kind of lonely, "I don't have any playmates", "oh poor me", first day of my period, day on the inside.

The silver lining on my rainy, rainy grey cloud ?

My paints and toys and my inner Queen of Arts were ready to play, as always.

I am so very, very grateful for that !

Here's what we made :

"I'm Just A Lonely Girl" - art journal page, June 19, 2009

( done in my art journal, a 9 X 12" Mixed Media sketchbook with watercolor paper in it, bought at Barnes and Noble, hand cut leaf stamp, Indian Ink drawing, Lumiere Metallic paint sheen)

And this one :

"Out of the Darkness" - art journal page, June 19, 2009

- body from Oprah mag photo, head from Anatomy Book Images found on Flickr, butterflies from wrapping paper, Maya Angelou quote

The sun is kind of out this morning. A reprieve before the rain returns for another few days later today, apparently.

That's okay.

I have been saving it up for some rainy days, it would seem.

Have a great weekend.


Jennifer said...

Beautiful pages! My computer is being weird so I can only see the first and the last, but I love them. The last about the butterfly is so right where I am so I needed to read and see it.

I certainly missed visiting you this week.. So glad to be back :)

Jennifer said...

How crazy that we must have been posting to each other at the same time! I'm glad you love your pouch and I love your words...maybe that's the answer to the tangliness...I'm tangled in the beliefs that I am broken and a mess...this requires some real aborption...I need to bask in it :)

Snap said...

I love both of the pages, but the second one really knocked my socks off (if I was wearing any)! Have a great weekend! Play!

Kate said...


Oh I wish I lived close by I would come play with you any day. I have felt that way many days. I am glad to see such wonderful art burst out of you even on those rainy days.


Dawn Supina said...

You are welcome to come do some art with Arlene and I any day, Kim! Just hop on the plane :)

Anonymous said...

the best part of any rainy day is the art that comes from it! I'll take the rain anytime =)


Anne said...

Hi, Kim! Such beautiful pages! Both so different and unique, but utterly gorgeous! What a super way to cheer yourself up on a rainy day! :-)

Debbie said...

Just a Lonely Girl is beautiful. I love how colorful she is.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

We are now at day three of rain. It was supposed to be nice today but...I do like the second one with the butterflies the best, I love humor in art and the expression on the face of the woman combined with the body made me smile. That sounds like a dandy journal. I only have ones with pages that are not very resistant, unless I gesso them first. Last night I listened to the Digh/Robinson Wednesday teleclass and was blown away. The four concepts of blocks spoke so much to me. And I've only scratched the surface with just one listen and one night to ruminate. This is very, very rich material. I'm hoping you are having a sunny Sunday. Now they say will will have the sun tomorrow, we'll see...

arlene said...

I'm going to come play someday Kim. Your pages are so beautiful.
I need to get back in the art barn! I have a journal to make!
Hugs and love,

sherry lee said...

I love that you found something to do on a rainy, lonely inside kind of day. I wish I lived closer so we could play and fly and just get down to it!!

Connie said...

I'm just cruising around blogs and came to yours!! What beautiful and inspiration I find here. I love the magic rainy days have on you! I long for rain--being that I live in the desert-haha!!

Beautiful work..beautiful blog.

Peace & Love.

deb did it said...

Oh Kim....Your pages are fantabulous! I wanna come paint with you....teach me how? ~blink blink~ ~~insert wiggling nose~~

Femin Susan said...

Wow, you have a great poetic heart! Keep up the great posts….. Good job!

Leslie said...

The sun finally showed its head around here today too, but I don't think it's for long!

Love your journal pages!

Genie Sea said...

Gotta love rain if it inspires such beauty! These are beyond gorgeous! If I were closer I would so play with you! :) Some tea and crafts on a rainy afternoon! :)

Deb said...

Hi Kim ~ I love your journals. Maybe someday we can connect and you can teach me a journaling trick or two? What type of paper do you use - just curious. Beautiful talent - let it rain down around you!