Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Otter Guides…

…prospective Art Journaller. 

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Since drawing the Otter card at Samhain, I´ve been wondering how and when I would feel her influence.  Now I definitely feel it.  I am bursting with creative inspiration and I´m really keen to develop my own style of art journal.

I have been checking out some really inspirational stuff at Daisy Yellow and Teesha´s Circus and also Mother Henna and Jamie Ridler.  I have to resist the urge to go on a spending binge for new materials and trust that I have everything I need to start right here.  It´s part of the process of celebrating my abundance.

The picture above, with Otter, is the front page of my Father´s text book from when he studied as a grocer.  It is from 1950, before I was born.  Like many old, yet not valuable books, it is full of interesting ephemera and odd facts.  I have been toying with throwing it out for a long time, but held back purely because of my Dad´s signature inside the cover.  It seemed too personal to him and I have precious little left of his things.  Now I just realised that it would make excellent material for my new journal.  It justifies me hanging on to it and I know Dad wouldn´t have minded me cutting it up, provided I was creating something new from it.

I want to have a go with some wacky writing directly onto this photocopy as soon as I´ve finished my chores for the day.

2 comments:

gypsy said...

Oh my! I'd love to see the insides of the book, so intriguing! Looking forward to seeing what you'll create.

Vipera Kernewes said...

Tammy, I just put a few pages from the manual up, here:

http://quintanet.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspiration-from-grocers-manuel.html

Do you think any journallers would trade with this material? Would you?

Jan