A belated Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian Friends! Yesterday we celebrated Canada Day in a quiet way. We invited my Mom and Stepdad over for lunch in the backyard.
Here is Mr. G giving my Mom a wee bit of wine.
Yours truly with Mom and Ron – of course i had to wear my Dr. Seuss-ish Canada Hat to celebrate.
Anatomy of an art journal page
After my folks left I pulled out some sketches i had made this past weekend and proceeded to put together an art journal page in the backyard – it was such a glorious day!
I really enjoyed drawing and painting in the backyard while listening to the birds.
On Sunday Mr. G and i were at a function (I’ll tell you about it later) where we had to be available for 10 hours. so needless to say we had tons of sitting down and waiting time. During this time i decided to sketch some elements for a possible journal page – all of the images you see (with the exception of the kale) were created during this period in pencil on a separate sheet of cardstock. Yesterday I cut the elements out, coloured them and adhered them to a painted background.
You might be thinking that this is an unusual journal page. I wanted to explain to myself the events of a rather unfortunate incident which culminated in me having a “pity party”. I won’t get into specifics here (will do so on a later blogpost) but the entire mess happened because i don’t like having the “money talk” with people. So because of my lack of clarity and guts I get to work things out on a journal page. Lucky me!
After said incident I received a moment of clarity which made me laugh out loud (first the pity party though)! All kinds of visuals and images were coming to me. I decided to draw them so that doing so could help me move forward but also to have a visual reminder of what happens when you avoid the uncomfortable conversations that need to occur.
The Cosmic 2 x 4 comes out and whacks you on the side of the head when you refuse to work on your stuff! This is a lesson I have learned in the past repeatedly. The money lesson and the lesson of being worthy enough are ones I believe I’m finally getting . Thankfully!
The reason why the journal page is in individual elements is because i kept hearing, “will work for kale”, Done, Baked, confused around the edges etc. It came to me that there was a sequence which could be best illustrated by arrows going from one thing to the next. The cosmic 2×4 came at the last minute as i kept hearing “you forgot the cosmic 2×4”. As you can see it’s a bit of an intuitive process.
Supplies used: micron pens, pencil, acrylics, watercolour pencils, copic markers and Stabillo pencil.
See you on Friday!
Love, Violette xo