Left to right: ‘Books’, ‘Blue’, ‘Sweet Nothings’
For this page I will admit I started out just playing around with materials and collaging things, building up layers of paint, papers and inks. I had quite a lot of fun with it actually! Again, Pinterest was my main inspiration. I really loved the pages where layers and layers had been built up, I love stuff like that so I decided to give it a try. Once I was done, I decided to go with a one word prompt (I have found those give me more freedom, especially with this kind of layering technique). I drew some of my witchy books and added a book quote from here. I really like how this page turned out, it’s similar to The Garden but I think it’s turned out better since I wasn’t trying to create a perfect page.
This is another page inspired by a one word prompt. I was feeling a little ‘blue’ that day so I decided to draw blue objects. The swirling background is like things spiralling out of control.. a bit how I felt that day. I’ve found actually in doing this journal and expressing myself like this, even when my mood isn’t good has been quite therapeutic! I would love to do another journal at some point, perhaps in the summer holidays.
Another sad page… For some reason on this day I was thinking of all the things people had said to me, in particular exes. I don’t know why, but I decided to try and ‘let go’ by visualising it and putting it down on paper. It did work – I haven’t thought about it since! On the one side, is nice things they’ve said to me, all the sweet things. Inside the envelope is 6 little phrases cut out and placed inside, with an illustrated anatomical heart. On the other side, is the not so nice things with again, 6 cut out phrases and the anatomical heart. I made the heart a little darker on the other side, almost like it had been tainted by these things said. I don’t feel bad about it though. It definitely helped putting it out on paper. 🙂