(sunset over the Gulf, St. Pete's Beach, FLA,2003)
My heart is so heavy for our ocean, the wildlife, the nature, the people, all of us who are being
effected by the oil spill TRAGEDY.
I have to say that these kinds of things that are just so sad and senseless
make me feel
My wise friend Kelly at Soul Humming has taken her feelings of sadness and powerlessness
and looked for ways in which we can do at least a little something to help go along with our
prayers for our world.
Check out her post here to see what you can do to empower yourself in spite of the grief.
Here is a little bit about the process that went into my latest journal page.
I started off writing in a black permanent brush pen on white paper torn from a small journal.
I wrote about strength and helplessness.
Then I cut the writing into strips.
I was really keeping the "thinking" down to a minimum and just seeing where things were going to go.
In my journal I had a page that had these pink circles on it that I had painted around with bright green acrylic paint.
I added some details with Inktense pencils in lime green, blue green and fuchsia.
I glued down the strips of my writing.
The brightness didn't work with where I was. A little to garden/springy somehow..
Out came the beautiful Black Golden Gesso !
I liked this effect but didn't know where else to go with it so I left the page for about a day...
This is where I ended up this morning...
I added the purple door (using a great big paint chip from Behr paints, some more writing strips and some grommets) that could be opened.
And on the underside of the door was a message...
Then I added some "I" phrases that were actually cut out of an old Tarot Card Reading guide that I cut into now and then...
as well as some white detailed pen work.
I love how the page turned out.
I also see lots of sweet spots that could work wonderfully for making cards.
I also love that it was all about the page telling me where it wanted to go.
That intuitive kind of art making is what I love best.
David and I are hanging out together for the first weekend in quite a few.
Feels good !
Planting some garden beauties, getting my back deck up to scratch,
a trip to the beach for wave listening and rock collecting,
smooches and hand holding whenever possible...
Love is good.
I hope you have lots of time to celebrate LOVE this weekend too, Beautiful Ones.