Monday, June 22, 2009

Wreck This Journal Some More

Fun times with opposite hands. There's a bit of Rightie bias in this book... as the directions didn't take into account that many people are left handed. I took the adaptation into my own, ahem... hands. Left and right. They make a nicely symmetrical drawing.

I love contour drawing. And blind contour can be so much fun and so surprising and such a good test of what we "think" a picture should look like. But this isn't blind. I looked.
One word over and over. "believe." except for the solo circled word over in the top right corner. That was a typo from the repetition. "be live" it says. I found that to be profound. And when I was done, I felt compelled to paste the fern onto the page. so I did.
This is a magnolia leaf, I believe. It is beautifully brown and leathery on one side and suedish on the other. My son gave it to me. I thought it was so attractive that pasted it in the book. Now I don't want to fill the page up with any other botanical specimens, I just want it there, solo. I might paint away the directions and do some patterns to hi light the lonely grace.

I find that I do something to a page, then come back to it much later. I have many half formed pages. I don't know what they are going to end up being.

Our bookclub for Wreck This Journal, by Keri Smith.

9 comments:

Leah said...

lovely work! i love the hands.

Lawendula said...

I like the believe-page...looks beautiful.
(my word was flow....)

WrightStuff said...

Believe looks a really powerful page. I've chosen the word rhubarb - doesn't quite have the same effect!

elinjanne said...

Like your hand drawings.
-elin-

organicsyes said...

Lovely leaves....

Scarlet said...

BE LIVE...awesome! The believe page was my favorite!! :)

Michelle | When I Grow Up Coach said...

Your pages are so beautiful & inspirational...and the believe/be live is the best sort of Freudian slip!

Kirby3131 said...

I thought about picking a magnolia leaf today to put in my journal - I think they are beautiful. The hand drawings are fascinating. I clicked on the picture to make it larger and studied the way you drew each of the hands. I love it.

Arlene said...

Rowena - even your "wrecking" is beautiful and artistic! Hooray for you! I agree about the half-formed pages. I want to go back later on to embellish some of the pages too.

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