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Friday, 28 March 2014

Thoughts

I've been doing a lot of thinking this week. There are some new things happening in my life that are taking me in a direction I've barely imagined for a long time. It's awesome, but also a little daunting.

I found it very useful to use my art journal to write some difficult things down before I covered it all in paint & collage. Then when I looked at the jumble I'd created I found this thoughtful soul.

Does art journaling help you see things differently/clearly? What do you do when you have stuff you need to think about?

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  1. This is a lovely art journal page. Art is my savior too. xx

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    1. Thank you Dion, and isn't it lovely to have something so simple but so profound to help you?

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  2. Looks gorgeous! Such pretty colors too!

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  3. Beautiful page, Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment Annette

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  4. Like you I usually keep things "covered up" in an art journal. But at least it gets out and put down I guess. Your page is very pretty!

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    1. I also write 'morning pages' but I find I am freer writing in my art journal in some ways. Thank you for your pretty comment. :-)

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  5. Great face. I love all the texture and pattern it has.

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    1. Thank you Erika, I must admit to being a fan of texture, patterns and layers too!

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  6. Beautiful page. I find art journaling very helpful - it helps me think things through and almost leave the negative stuff behind. I use art journalling to pray too.

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    1. I hadn't thought of using it in that more positive way before Susan Carol, I can see it would be a great idea for hopes and dreams too. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  7. really beautiful page. I too will sometimes write my thoughts or concerns over a page and then cover it up. For me it's a way of getting out and then releasing it. Happy PPF!

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    1. I am very much the same Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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  8. Beautiful page!!!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  9. Glad i widened it for a close up view, i would have missed all those nice words circling the lady's head

    Have a nice weekend

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you for your comments Gillena, so glad you took a closer look. I just noticed I wrote hope twice. I think this is a good thing. :-)

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  10. Like Gillena, I'm glad I took the time to enlarge the beautiful image so I could read all those wonderful words.

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment Faye, so glad you've enjoyed my work.

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  11. There's tranquility in your work, inner peace, you did a great job with your thoughts.

    I'm a writer and for years I was used to write my thoughts, but then words became to haunting and distressing. Luckily I found painting to express myself. No words, only strokes of paint. It feels good, in bad and better times.


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    1. Thank you for your lovely words. I'm glad that painting allows you to express yourself in a non-distressing way.

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  12. This is a gorgeous page - I love all the layers and the words :-)

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  14. This is a gorgeous page - I love all the layers and the words :-)

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  16. Whoops - I've no idea what's just happened with the comments!!!! ><

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    1. I'm glad you like the page SO much. :-) Thank you for commenting.

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  17. This is a beautiful and haunting peek into your journal. Yes, I do find that working in my journal often surprises me. I write, collage, write some more and dig deeper into my thoughts. It is one of my most favorite activities.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment Irene, it's one of my favourite things to do too.

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  18. A beautiful page. I love the way you painted her eye, so very deep in thought.
    I paint and listen to music when I have thoughts swirling in my head and then go for a country drive, usually helps me figure things out.

    Annabelle : )

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    1. Thanks for your beautiful comment Annabelle. I k ow what you mean about driving too... it really does help clear the head.

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  19. Preciosa pagina, la chica esta totalmente pensativa, absorta en sus pensamientos.Precioso collage y los colores me encantan.
    Saludos

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    1. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para comentar en mi blog, agradezco sus palabras bien pensadas. (I don't speak Spanish but google translated this for me)

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  20. Gorgeous pensive piece! I'm not an art journaler, however I know people who are and they swear by it. Working out so many issues even when they look back on their pieces! Very nice work! I hope all goes well!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment Giggles. It's true my art journal is as important to look back on as when I'm in the process. I am hoping all goes well too. :-)

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  21. Such a beautiful artjournal page. I always feel better after painting/writing my thoughts down was it then just a painting or artjournal. I hope your new leaf in life gets a good start.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments and your good wishes for my future. I really appreciate you taking the time.

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  22. I don't artjournal, but this is an amazing and beautiful page! I love it very much.

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words Lisa, I'm so glad you love my page.

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  23. wow,beautiful collage painting,very,very beautiful,love that to much.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words Jeannette.

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