As many of you know I have a love for 'aged things'.. I find it hard to pass up a delightfully 'weathered ' item that shows it's years... here are a few pics of some old preloved friends that inhabit my studio..
All with their own stories to tell..
carefully selected for their perfect 'imperfections'..
I am delighted by the wear that proves they were well loved when in their prime..
I get so inspired by these fabulous textures and patina..
Still wearing their fine gauzy linen dresses now tea stained with time.
Do you too find delight in collecting 'imperfection' ?
I have long been a lover of journalling.. page after page filled with my gorgeous painstakingly delicate renderings, filled with inspiring words and colorful delightful artwork.......
More like pages of ramblings, scribbles, shopping lists mixed in with 'dream lists', new art ideas jammed in between Christmas present lists, my 4 year old's scrawls covering my fabulous new 'gratitude list' and sketches interspersed between inspiring quotes I have found. Lets not forget favorite songs I would like to download nudging up against multiple paragraphs of epiphanies I have discovered through lengthy chats with my awesome supernatural internal spiritual SWAT team. ( I am very partial to a great epiphany !)
You've all seen those mind blowing journals of artists , that are presented when interviewed and asked ..
" may we take a peek into your journal " ?.....
HA.. honey you do not want to peek into mine!!!
But I love the freedom of not trying to keep it all tidy.. my journals are an extension of me.. my current spot on my journey.. I can let it all hang out.. no holds barred.. NAKED MIND UNRAVELLINGS...exploring/pondering all showcased in the glorious exciting color of..
black ballpoint... yup.. even the drawings.
So anyhoo.. no gorgeous inside journal pics here..
( where the heck do these people find the time !!!...hmmm... maybe if I gave up showering.....)
I can make the outside pretty... for my latest two I collaged on old ephemera and some of my 'imperfect' prints ( little bit 'o' recycling points here people !), splurged on some paint , pastels and ink.
Care to take a peek at the outside of my journals?..
So I guess I will continue to leave the 'oh so gorgeous' art journalling to 'them that don't need to shower'..