Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Winding Down

Well this has been quite the year.  I hope to be better about posting in 2017.  My friend John Arbuckle is an inspiration- He posted over 300 days this year. I will share some journal spreads here to end out the year.   I wish you all a Happy New year.
I also want to share this quote that my friend  Marsha Salyer Jorgenson shared on a post. This is to my dear friends.

"When you find yourself tipped over by the gusts of life;
when you fall to the floor and shatter.
There are those who will walk around your pieces,
lest they cut themselves upon the scatter.
But others will pick up your broken bits,
they'll cherish all they can gather.
These are the ones to whom you must hold on forever -
not those who forsook you -
but the ones who glued you back together"
--- Shakieb Orgunwall

I think we will all need to have plenty of glue handy for each other. Thank you for looking at my art and for your supportive comments.

This is inspired by a song by Active Child.  The song is



Troubled Sleep

We will not be broken


Friday, December 2, 2016

Still Juggling Many Emotions

Well 2 spreads in 2 days- it was a very gloomy day and has been and will be for the next week- this time of year is so challenging for me- I have S.A.D. I use one of the blue lights- helps some but I spiral down sometimes in this. Not sure what to say about this- dealing with letting go of some things- well a lot of things really- The three figures are like my past self present self and my future self. As we head towards the end of the year I tend to get retrospective and reflective. I am sure many of you do as well. The burning of the paper with what I want to be done with or are done with was powerful for me today. The spread is called Stages of Release. This is the opposite of yesterday's as it's big for me the spread is 12 x 18.  The one below the first one is smaller-

Yesterday I carved a moon stamp and finally got to it today. I also found some stamps I had carved at least 20 years ago. They are the trees you can see in the spread- I like how they are there but not jumping out at you- Sometimes I do title my spreads- This is titled: Dark Forest Moon. The strip with the nude man is from a Muybridge motion study.Like many of us after the election are feeling very vulnerable - the house in the lower left was the first house my husband and I ever bought- many years ago- this history of connection is my foundation.  I did this spread in my sidekick journal- so the spread is small 6" x 9". Small for me. The second photo is of the stamps.