dark and cloudy days i'm scribbiling down the dreams spring isn't far away
one page at a time. trying to get back to art journaling, to make it a routine again, not only once in a while.
“Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.”
“Make something great” :: I found this card yesterday while cleaning my stationery drawer. I liked the background colour of the card, it matches my nail polish and called my attention among much other stuff inside the drawer.
We don’t need to make something ‘great’ but can make ‘great’ the tiny things that make us happy. I hadn’t journaled for a while, always letting it for later. You know how journaling is essential to me, and in spite of it, I was letting this habit slip from my hands. Writing a little bit early morning is a tiny act, but great for my mind.
I opened my journal and just glued a few images on the paper. I didn’t write, but sometimes images speak more than words.
I love to find secret messages on my way, and you? Are you paying attention to what comes toward you?
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?Rumi
Recently I’ve joined an art page on IG. It was great to explore a little bit of creativity using images and quotes. The top page was inspired by one of Rumi’s quotes. His quotes/poems are always so peaceful. The image I’ve chosen shows the lightness of the feathers and the happiness in the woman’s smile. It reminds me of freedom and the butterfly represents transformation, changes we need to work on to adapt our minds and environment towards freedom.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.William Wordsworth
No better teacher than Nature. I used to say that doing nothing by a lake is great, but now I say that being by a lake is an act of self-care, so I’m taking care of myself when I’m by a lake.
Green means spring/summer time here in Canada. We have bare trees and greyness from November to March, so when the green buds start to show up it is a sign of warm weather on the way. 😊
winter blues it's dragging me down bright colours lifting up creativity stagnation
Middle of January is always difficult, winter blues guiding to lack of creativity. I hadn’t worked on any art page for so long, today I decided to add yellow and pink to a page. A pop of colour to lift my mood. I like my choice of colours: yellow and pink! Yellow means happiness and reminds me of sunshine; pink is related to self-care and love. This reminded me to buy flowers this weekend!
Haiku poem for Tanka Tuesday.
“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”
“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”
“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”
kindness holding a door a smile a smile a cup of tea thank you thank you sending flowers love you love you I'm listening kindness
Tanka Tuesday – Kindness is the theme prompt for this week. I’ve written this poem but it doesn’t fit any of the classic poetry forms, at least that I could find. I love it, so I decided to be kind to myself and share it anyways. It is a syllabic poem, so I think Colleen will like. The form is 2:4:2, the last word of one stanza is the first of the following on and the first word of the poem repeats as the last one. I am thinking a name for it, but first I’d like know from the poetry experts if there isn’t already a form like this one.
Another gesture of kindness I’m sharing here, is a self-kindness. A few minutes every morning I give to myself to play with colours, images. It’s a ‘me time’ that I use for art journaling.
Hope you enjoy both of my creativity forms.
“I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.”
my art and me, me and my art. i’ve tried many media and styles over the years. sketch, canvas, collage, water color, acrylics … but what i really like is messy art. to give permission to the colors and pieces of paper to talk by themselves.
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
my messy pages are like therapy, i let my feelings pour on them. most of them i keep to myself, but a few i post on IG, i share with my friends in there hoping to inspire them. once a posted a collage and tagged art page. someone left a comment saying my page wasn’t an art! sadness took over me and i didn’t post for a while.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
many thoughts later, i understood the problem wasn’t on my page or with myself, but with the person that commented. up and down, resiliency, and time to take the stand and enjoy my art, messy art!
Expression is the essence of thought.
We all need fresh air from time to time, to open up our mind and let our feelings surface. It’s like that say: Thinking outside the box!
Expression is the mystery of beauty.
There are so many rules and directions to be followed for each task at any moment. We get lost in the middle of them. Where is the creativity in all of this?
To express one’s inner self so that others can understand you, is art. If your expressions are elevated and beautiful, it is good art.
Sharing with Nurturing Thursday.
Hello, how are you doing? A new week is starting and we are still in STAY HOME mood!
I’m trying to be creative and keep up with few projects. One of them is the 100 day project that I started last week. You can see the introductory post here.
I’m using a mix of collage and painting for creating my art cards. Below are few of them I made this past week.
Have a great and safe week ahead!