This first page I want to show you is about a personal challenge, just to force myself to get out of my comfort zone. First I challenged myself to use only black and white (and grey) pictures in my collage, because I ALWAYS use as much color as possible. The second challenge was to create a collage that didn't mean anything...so no new creatures or girls with big heads, just a collection of cutouts glued on paper.
Because I am working in a selfmade journal (à la Teesha of course) in which I painted all the pages before even working in it...I allowed myself to use a colored background...plain blue acrylic paint as we speak :-)
This is what happened:
Journaling (in dutch):
Jezelf afsluiten is jezelf beperken. Neem de dingen zoals ze zijn.
Vertrouw op je eigen kracht. Open je deuren en geniet.
I like it!!! Yeah! So...lesson learned: I want more of this!!
The second page I'm showing you is about a little flaw in my character..haha..I like to be 'a little' stubborn now and then...I like to bend the rules sometimes or let's say: stretch my boundaries!
The page isn't upside down by the way...so don't stretch your neck too far...
I don't have an attitude problem.
I just have a personality you can't handle!
And the third page is one I finally finished. The collage was in my journal for months now...I just never felt working on it. I probably had great plans when I made this collage but somehow..it didn't work out like I wanted to.
This is what it looked like:
Last week I wanted to finish it because it is one of the last pages in this journal...and I just couldn't accept the fact that there is an unfinished page in my journal...
By the way. that is also what I like most about these Teesha Moore-bound journals and why I keep coming back to them: the journals have just the right size and the right number of pages. It is possible and even simple to finish a complete journal! (I have lots of journals with only a few pages in it and the rest of the pages are empty, simply because there are too many pages in it, or after a few pages I want another size...)
Anyway, this is what happened after I added some shadow with an Inktense pencil, added the journaling and some doodling with colored markers.
You don't need another human being to make your life complete.
But let's be honest...
having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them
as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into
is the most calming thing in this world.
That's all for now. Only four pages left in this journal...