Sunday, January 8, 2012

CONTINUED JOURNAL WORK & FLEA FINDS







As titled, I continue to work in my journal pretty consistently, without preconceived direction, and I am pretty happy with what is happening. I have more pages to show in future posts. When I need to relax at night, and watch some TV, I have been taking a smallish box of random pieces of text, images, or whatever I pull out of my ginormous collection of papers, scissors, glue, and sit down while watching TV and see what I can come up with. I may or may not add paint or whatever later. I am enjoying this process.

My favorite flea market vendor came through for me again with these gorgeous broken rosary pieces....she knows me well! I sooo love the crucifix with the thread wrapped around it....I am not sure of the significance. I thought it was loose and they wrapped the thread to secure it, but it really doesn't seem to be loose, but the character that thread has created for me far surpasses the reason, and I sit and think of the fingers that ran over that thread to make it so well worn, the abundant faith and power of the human soul. It will be hard to part with , if I do.

The hankies were a score that I wasn't planning on, but when she showed me the lot of them she got with pinned notes still on them, dates, and locations. They look like possibly they were from maybe a hankie club and exchange of sorts, an older version of our own art swaps now, and we see still that the desire of connection with people through exchanges is still so powerful. To want to exchange a personal part of yourself with others and connect is so basic through the generations.

Thanks for all your encouraging words and support. I am grateful for that and the connection you all give to me....a very beautiful one.

15 comments:

Juliette Williams said...

wow, what beautiful things you found at the flea market! That's wonderful!

stregata said...

Loving the rosary bits - that cruzifix really is amazing - and that watch chain - awesome! Those hankies are really a fantastic find - how things change and still stay the same... how wonderful. Wishing you a peaceful week.

Sandy said...

Oh wow you are a lucky girl Sharon.
Amazing founds for you. I´m curios to see your work with it. xoxo

Diane said...

Your finds are as beautirul as your finished pieces---love how your express yourself in your journaling--just you!

Diane said...

Beautiful, not beautirul
:)

maryharding said...

I love your journaling process. I feel inspired just reading about it and I never journal. But I do love to work with random bits to see what happens. So exciting. Great Flea finds. You have such a good eye. I like the idea of exchanges going on through the ages.

Dorthe said...

Sharon, dear ,your journal page is fabolous- I so love this one-- those two girls looks so wonderfully boheemian- and you made them a fantastic page-
and so lucky you was with those great and beautiful finds- the rosary pieces are amazing and the cross truly special with the string around-you just have to keep that one for yourself sweet friend. Also the hankies looks lovely old-and fragile-even not used at all.
I hope your week will be happy, and that you can joyfully create with some of this lovely finds.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Great journal page Sharon and lots of lovely treasures.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh what great finds!!!! I love your journal page, looks like the lady in crinoline as pals. xox Corrine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just had to stop by and say happy belated new year, since I've been offline for so long due to a dead video card. I love your journal page, and the background is pretty awesome. Nice rosary pieces, too. They are really unique, especially the one with the thread wrapped around it.

Marilyn Rock said...

I am just loving your journal art Sharon! It has such feeling, to it, it's evident and beautiful. Your flea finds - wow! Love those hankies! xxoo

Lesley Edmonds said...

Such wonderful finds Sharon :) You will enjoy using them I know. Your journal page is GORGEOUS!!
x

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WoW! that was really wonderful. .love it.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

sharon, i think your process for your art journaling is such a good way to approach it -makes it manageable & feel good and definitely beautiful!
The crucifix with the cloth wrap - I noticed it before you even wrote about it . . . . perhaps you should make that one into a special piece that you keep for yourself. It seems very special to me . . . lovely, lovely - thanks for sharing all this goodness!!!! xoxoox

Flower said...

Stunning <3
Flower,x.
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