I love going back and looking at all of my art journals. I have many MANY of them. Some of them are crazy-frightening entries.....but others are happy and pleasing to my eyes.
I journal when I am happy, and I journal when I am sad, angry, excited.....pissed! So, if anyone ever reads all of these journals.....they will see that I am a woman just like most.....struggling everyday with work life, family life, and life in general. I am trying to figure out who I am and what it is I am supposed to do in this life. The only thing that makes me different from most, is that I chose to document my feelings through creative journals.....that I am not afraid to leave evidence of my thoughts and feelings.
This is actually the first one I completed today. I used an old accounting book I bought an estate sale to make the tulips. I love when you can see through the subject. I use glaze to make the paint "see through". I think it creates mystery and an element of interest.
I recently thought it would be a good idea to incorporate "evidence" of things not so great in our life-like court documents, divorce papers, mean notes, etc. into art. Wouldn't it be great to have this piece of art that is covertly a document that was a very troublesome event in one's life? You could show how that horrible thing was counted as a joy and was turned into something positive. You could really make lemonaide out of lemons through art. Just a thought......