…this is the first one I tried using my newly developing style. I apologise for the quality. I could not scan it because I made it on larger than A4 paper. The green and white circle in the centre says “Recycle”, as my main discovery was that, by editing my old journals, I have plenty of material to create something new and more “current me”.
The red background came from the cover of my Dad´s old Grocer´s Manual which inspired me a couple of days ago. I think I would like to try an altered book project with it sometime but, as it has sentimental value and is a very thick tome, I will have to practice on something smaller first.
One acknowledgement I must give is to Teesha´s Circus because when I saw one particular page from her own art journal, here, I had to take out my materials and getting cracking straight away. The observant among you will spot that I cut out and recycled part of her border and a couple of her phrases which I think fitted well. Thank you Teesha.
I feel a great creative surge at the moment and I had to write a list of projects “to do” to stop me firing off in too many directions. Now I have the ideas written down, I can concentrate on the run up to Yule, which always seems to advance at super speed once my birthday is out of the way.
The next page is the one I did yesterday. I like the light / dark contrast between the two pages.
I especially like the way the few lines from an old journal I pasted in the bottom left corner, ended up looking like an alien hand when I drew I line around it. I emphasised this with a quote from a Younger Brother track, The Finger: