I joined an IG art party this weekend, a much needed time to play with collage and relax a bit. Here are the prompts and my take on them. Hope yo enjoy and be inspired by my pages.
Prompt 1: River
Prompt 2: A quote: “My work is loving the world. Am I no longer young and still not half perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” Mary Oliver
Happy Sunday to you! Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month, and as usual, I joined an online art journaling party on Instagram: #septgluebookparty19.
Journaling and art journal (visual journal, creative journal) are part of my being. I write morning pages almost every day and during the weekends, I also express my feelings using collage, acrylic and watercolour.
Here is my take on the prompts. They were all related to Autumn!
#1 – Autumn colours
Autumn is a season for coziness. To both, stay at home with a cuppa in the hands or outdoors enjoying the beautifulness of the season. My colours for the season are the outdoors colours: sunrise, sunset, and colourful leaves. Earthly colours for my outfit and shawls, like brown, grey, and dark green.
# 2 – A quote: “A fallen feaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye” – unknown
For sure, Autumn is a season of letting go! You do know that I love trees, I’m always hugging them and I’m never tired of learning from them.
I’m always impressed by their stillness, strength and now, during this season the lesson of letting go! It’s time to let go of their leaves, they don’t need them anymore for photosynthesis, no much sunshine, but they need to keep all the focus on the roots to get energy from the earth and survive the harsh winter.
We need to do the same, focus our energy on what is necessary to keep us strong and happy. We need to let go of what doesn’t add up to make us a better and healthy being.
# 3 – Picnic
Well, a picnic! When my kids were little, the picnic was simple. I only need to grab a towel, take some fruits in a basket and cross the street to go to a park in front of my home. It was a blessing, the kids playing in the playground and I’m laying down and reading.
Now the meaning of a picnic is other. The park close by isn’t enough, we need to plan a trip to someplace far away, this place needs to have lots of trails, I need to take lots of food, and the towel has been replaced for a large blanket to fit all of us. Still is a blessing to be cozy up with my family in the middle of nowhere!
Hope you enjoyed my way of expression and please let me know if you like to joy this party next month.
How are you doing? I’m doing OK! Busy with certain things and lazy with others. Getting work and chores done, and letting ‘me time’ for the gap in between. In main while getting lost away from myself.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
I’ve realized that there are few spring days left, I should be more productive and catch up with my projects:
Photography: My main subject is my garden, it’s blooming with flowers and birds.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Journaling: I’m writing and writing, but I’m changing my style. I used to write in the 1st person, using I/Me. I’m trying to write using She/You, like if I’m a character in a story. Not sure if it makes sense, but when I read about the others, I’m compassionate, I’m not judgmental, I try to understand the reason behind the acts. I need to have more compassion towards myself.
“Art has a voice – let it speak.”
Art Journaling: Trying to put together colours and images that speak to me. I’m always attracted to abstract art, I think that our mind sees what needs to be seen. I want my pages showing freedom, no rules, only feelings.
Wishing you a great week, enjoy the last days of this season!
Pieces and bits! I felt all over the place this weekend. Many things to do and the time going by fast. I managed to squeeze a little bit of journaling and art journaling to my busy schedule. These little things helped me to stay focus and keep me grounded.
Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Edward de Bono
I joined an Instagram art party on Saturday evening, the prompts were about spring.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Co
Hoping you had a creative weekend and have a great week ahead!
Noticing how much I like to rip pages of magazines, it’s calming! I made these 4 pages during the weekend using the prompts from @createwithmethursdays, an Instagram challenge on Thursdays. I had a busy Thursday and didn’t have time to join the challenge, so I saved the prompts (Green, Love, Hope, and Faith) for the weekend.
a peek inside my tiny red Moleskine. the prompt for this spread is i love…, without any doubt i love freedom: freedom to go and come back, freedom to wear what i fancy, freedom of speech and creativity. sadly many women don’t have a tiny bit of this freedom.