Sunday, April 4, 2010

What's been missing

I have been feeling poorly the last few days. Nursing a sore throat but I will not let it get me down. I have been doing a few pages the last few days.

I did this page today, decided to do more journaling and thought I would fill in spaces later. I found this image right away.  It was a greeting card, I reduced the size and added it to the piece. I love it when I find images that seem to work right away.

This page was done a few days ago when I was lamenting where I wanted my pages to go. I loved the way the colors matched the image perfectly.  When I started to write I found no pens would work.  I forgot I had used oil pastels on the piece and its virtually impossible to write over that surface.  So I painted over it with acrylic paints and then I was able to write on it.  I think it worked out ok.

I was in church when I wrote this list. I was wanting a list of art goals or commandments to live by.  I thought commandment was too strong a word so I came up with statements.  I hope that I can follow them.

I have had this cardinal stamped on this page for months.  I just couldn't decide what else I should put here.  When I decided to just journal on the page it felt right. Perhaps that is an example of following my intuition.

I am really going to work hard on not having any preconceived notions on what an Art journal page should be.  All these pages seem to have journaling on them.  Maybe that is what's been missing from my journal pages.  They seem to be lacking something lately and I think that has been me, not really expressing how I am feeling.


  1. I understand what you mean.Sometimes I over think what needs to be on the page. Sometimes it's just what is and nothing more.

  2. I like your list of art statements. They are good reminders for all of us. Thanks.
    Your journal pages look great to me too.

  3. PS I hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. Don't judge your art journal pages too harshly, I say ! They are what they are. For me , it is not about the end product most of the time. I like to focus on the fact that I have taken the time to sit and be with myself, to delve around in myself and see what comes out. What does is kind of beside the point. Adding in more of yourself can't be a bad thing though !
    Hope you feel better,Lovely Kate.

  5. Kate, I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly....I hope you're all better soon. I love seeing all your journal've been busy! And I don't think any of them are lacking anything. Your list of art statements is a good reminder for all of us.

  6. Great pages Kate. Hope you feel better soon.


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