Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I have to tell you that this journal page started out waaaay different than what you see here. The image of the woman was very anguished, very graphic, with a bleeding red heart dripping off the page. As some of you may know, I have recently been dealing with a medical issue in my immediate family that is very fresh in my heart. It is an ongoing issue, has been for a long time, and probably will be. I have struggled with this, and really felt compelled to put on paper what was inside of me, but when I actually did it, it looked right, but it felt terrible to look at, it was uncomfortable, and it make me feel bad, and I don't need any more of that. So tonight I transformed that woman into the rooted being she is, and I am a bit happier, and working on that being becoming even better. So many of you have lifted my heart and soul, have carried me through days that I thought were endless, and I want to thank you again for everything you do for me, and what you all mean to me. Please know that I treasure each one of you. Sometimes there are no words.
I made this bakground by first gluing down some pretty flowered papers of roots in random pieces, and some gorgeous tissue paper gifted to me from Eliza from Poland. I painted over them with a blue glaze, and some blue lumiere paints. Added some more collage pieces from Eliza(what she called art failures!), the beautiful image of the woman in the bottom right and the words on the top left, that she created giving them this great rough texture, half hidden , half exposed. The beautiful word breathe was gifted to me by my wonderful friend Lenna, she created that herself. It always makes me feel so good that so many people I share with on the blog can be part of my art and life.

Thank you again


stregata said...

These pages are so very much like life, Sharito. There is a starting point and there are the many layers of our lives, creating something very complex and beautiful. One moment, there is anguish - then there is beauty.
Sending you many hugs!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Sharon,
love your new Journal pages!Stregata just said it so beautifuly
so I won't say more.
Big hugs to you,dear friend!

Cindy said...

Sharon, it is amazing to me how you can translate into a physical form what you are feeling inside. There is such emotion in your journal pages, even after you altered them. I can understand how you would feel the way you did after seeing your original page. And it seems that maybe you have altered your page to create a sense of peace...I am hoping you are able to find that in your life right now too. We are all here for you! (hugs!)

Diane said...

I hope all is well with you, Sharon, and that you continue to use your journal to help you through your good and rough spots in your life--it's a beautiful page.

bellajoya said...

Really pretty, thanks for sharing the journey.

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, I have missed you. I have been away so much and haven't been able to keep up with you. I love how used this journal page to work through your feelings. Words are not always as useful as images.

thekathrynwheel said...

Sorry to hear about your difficult times, hope the future holds better things for you. The journal page is beautiful :-)

Lenna Young Andrews said...

sharon, what amazing art journaling you create. Now don't laugh, but when I saw the word 'breathe' over her eyes I said to myself, awww, sharon has the same rubber stamp that I do!!! ; ^ ) so lovely that you could add a little bit of something I did to your page. And I truly believe that: breath! When the going gets rough or the going gets good, remember to breathe deep. It helps all around to calm & focus. I love how you can put your feelings into your art sharon, it is very very good. you go! keep doing what you are doing. with love, lenna

Terri Kahrs said...

Your ability to translate your feelings into your work is amazing, Sharon. Another awesome spread. Hope things are getting better. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Pandora said...

Sharon I am not good with words but I want to thank you for all that you give to those of us who aspire to speak through the pain in our art.

Cathy said...

simply put, no matter what you create, it is always amazing!

Pretty Things said...

What a wonderful transformation.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

really lovely post and pages on so many levels dear Sharon ... there is such depth to them ... more than we will know I'm sure

I would like to share my favorite blessing with you

May the long time sun shine upon you
All Love surround you
and the pure Light within you
Guide your way on


Marlynn said...

Oh, Sharon - these pages are so strong, so moving, and so emotional. They are beautiful and electric all at the same time. Wanted to let you know your name is in the drawing for tomorrow for the zentangle! Take care and sening you hugs, Marlynn

Lesley said...

Journalling can be so healing and your beautiful pages are so full of the journey you are taking.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Laura Haviland said...

Oh amazing Sharon,truly stunning.
Takes my breath away, love the pages.
Your so creative and Wow !!!
Have a great day,can't wait to see what is next dear friend.
Your such a talented lady.
Big Hugs,Love Laura. xoxx


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