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