Saturday, January 17, 2009

Introducing: The Wandering Senses Journal (AKA: Lime Journal from Julie P.)

My lime Julie journal has become my inward map journal, themed/named Wandering Senses. Thursday night I did these layouts in probably less than an hour -- once I'd made my decision on the theme, the backgrounds and everything else POURED out of me. A.S. I Am. A for Antonia, my real name. S for Sirena, my private name for myself, for various reasons. Stencils, stamps, paint. The introductory page. Secret Purpose. My favorite bird image, transferred onto a portion of my desk blotter using a Chartpak Blending Pen and a copy of the image. I just read about this technique in Somerset Studio, and FINALLY!! A TRANSFER TECHNIQUE THAT REALLY WORKS!!!! I did the same thing with the engineering stamp across the bottom of the page. Drizzled India Ink. Sheer loveliness. Toni CAN work in/on tiny -- who knew? The size of the pages is forcing me to edit in new ways -- a little goes a LONG way on these pages. The Great Summons. Mermaids, a running horse, palm fronds, all images from my personal symbology. Fabulous page, this! This began when I dripped my Bombay teal ink on the left, then blotted it with the right side, giving rise to this butterfly. The rest flowed out. Butterflies (mariposas) are a personal symbol, and also something My Beloved Aunt Judy adores -- anyway very close to my heart. Flowus Interruptus here -- never make art on a Friday night, Toni! At any rate: I have a line from a magazine that sparked this page: REAPING THE RAINS. But it morphed into something else. I like the left side, not the right, and I stopped working on it because the page and I found ourselves at fierce and frustrated checkmate at 9 p.m. last night. I'm going to move on in the journal, leave this alone, and come back to it at some point.

2 comments:

LostLuggage said...

WOW!! Serious....the little format suits you! Love that india ink...and what issue was the Chartpak pen tutorial in? How did I miss that?

Veronica said...

boy you have really put thought into all of this of course I knew you would. I really love all of this. Did you get your inchy stamps yet? Can't wait to see those too.