Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This artjournal has good drawing paper, the pages were coloured with watery acrylic paint washes in soft colours. Gesso has been lightly brushed over the picture and page - smeared with fingers as well.
The big letter text has been traced from chipboard letters, small text has been stamped. Journaling text written with a thin marker (the old Tria Markers). The edges of the spread has been inked with a brown stamppad.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
My little art journal is starting to become a little personal guide book with kind reminders for myself. This spread was all about Compassion.
To me, it is so much easier to feel compassion towards others, even people I have never met, then to allow myself some compassion.
I expect from myself that I have to bounce back immediately after each adversity, I am very critical about the things that I have done and often blame myself when things are not going the way they should be.
Strange, because that is not the way I feel about other people. I experience patience, compassion, understanding and - as long as I am not driving :-) - I am not that crital at all about others.
So this spread is a reminder for me to allow myself more compassion to myself, the same way I feel towards my family, friends and even strangers.