Saturday, 31 May 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014
From the despair of the previous page, this figure has emerged. I did not have any inspiration nor plan as i applied paint onto the page. I liked the way she is, and i left the page without any text before going to bed. This morning, i clearly saw the message. Or did i hear it? It was very clear. The door towards transformation has always been there. All i need to do is get through that door. The flow of energy is bringing me towards that direction. There is no need to resist. Nothing to fear. All will be well.
The sun was up today . . . bright and colorful. Everything went fine, until all of a sudden, i just felt a bit lost. The tv noise just got to me, and i felt like my private space was invaded. I felt zapped out of my personal space. Too crowded. What am i doing here? This is not my space...
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The texts i cut out from the pages of an old book came together in this journal page's theme. I feel so guided as i did this simple page. And it is at times like this when the random and seemingly meaningless cutting of texts off printed pages that i know there is some creative plan that is being slowly being born into a form of clear expression.
This particular journal is used to accompany my conscious intention to pay attention to my body. I believe that in psychoemotionalspiritual healing, one's body is very much a big part of the whole process. Ignoring the body is like solving a mystery without taking note of the obvious clues. The body manifests symptoms which are deeply connected to psychoemotionalspiritual state.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
I have cut out that picture of the lovely house last year (sorry, i cannot remember the name of the magazine). It was intended for a mini book full of tiny pictures from magazines which are inspiring to me ... something like an eye-candy for when i feel less inspired. The project was put aside as i was busy with our moving to another country. Thankfully, that piece somehow got into one of the boxes for here. Now it has found its place in this art journal.
The tea cup and saucer was a doodle on a sketchpad. I always have some paper and pen in my bag when i am up and about from one errand to another. There are always some minutes when i need to wait. That's the perfect moment for doodling!
This is now the third day of assembling elements on a page. Hmmmm, i don't know how long i'd continue art journaling like this, but so far, i am enjoying the process.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Today, i put together different elements: 1) tiny naive portrait, painted in acrylic on 360 gsm watercolor paper; 2) a cut out from a magazine, figure of a tree; and 3) text from an old book.
I painted this tiny naive portrait a week ago without any intention of creating it for my journal. I love it the way it is, so i did not get around to painting in some colors.
It's wonderful how the black and white theme appeared. I am truly enjoying this assembly of elements on a page. There's a bit of a mystery as to how they all come together in the end. At times, it's the color which guides you as to what to add next. At other times, it is the harmony of shapes.
Thursday, 8 May 2014
I create this blog to help me commit to the habit. And hopefully, by sharing my pages, i could inspire someone to get into the journaling habit, too!