Song: Manic Monday by The Bangles
The first thing about the prompt 'Busy' that came to my mind was my mind itself! I don't experience much stress in my daily life. My agenda is not overloaded with appointments, I'm a stay-at-home-mom so I don't have to run to work. Of course, being a mom of three (four if I include my hubby...lol) with all of them having their own agenda, it takes some planning and organizing but hey..that's part of the job, right?
So, from the first second I'm awake my mind starts working: planning, organizing, thinking, making lists, etc. No stress, just making sure I have everything under control...
I glued down a page sized picture in my art journal. The picture was in my stash for some time already. I had torn it out of a magazine just because it spoke to me. After reading Marit's blogpost, about her way of working in her art journal by just glueing images in her journal because she liked them and work on the pages later..(still following me?..), I was inspired. So I glued down several images in my art journal...this was one of them! When I read about the new prompt I knew I had to use this image.
I sponged acrylic paint (watered down) around her head to create the 'sleepy' mist. I drew some thick black and white lines to created a scattered look...or better: a scattered dream...
I didn't follow the third part about the lace exactly. I simply couldn't think of a way to incorporate lace into my page. I used some bakery twine instead, which I stitched on the page.
The perfectionist in me is not completely happy about the journaling. A tiny inner voice is saying: "You should have used a template or something for your letters. You should have thought about where to write your words."
But since I'm trying so hard to play more in my journal and not make everything balanced and perfect, the other inner voice was much bigger: "It is your journal page! It doesn't have to be perfect! It is your own handwriting, written down straight from the heart! "
So Í'm happy about my page!
...Is anyone else having little gearing wheels and voices in her head too, working overtime??!!...