Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crashing Back into Reality


Well unfortunately the holiday is over and I find myself crashing back into the world of reality and the demands of full time work. I must devote more time to working out how to earn an income from holiday life. Wouldn't that be wonderful. Unfortunately since I don't, it's back to the grindstone for me! This does not mean that there has been no time for art. On the contrary, I have been completing a couple of projects, which I can't show you yet, and so that means again journal play only to show, well at least for a wee while.
So here we are, the first page in a new journal...
step inside.
Seems an appropriate starting place.






Some play with water colours and acrylics.



And it's on to a collage, I've been headlong into a bit of a poetry plunge and this piece has stuck in my head.




I sometimes feel this happens to me. I spend so long immersed in the research, techniques or the colours of someone else that my own creativity seems to get bogged down in it all and it fills my head. I am in need of some clear space I think to refresh myself. So there will be no more research for a time just art play to enable me to breathe. I feel better already!
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15 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

It's always the dilemma Kim, isn't it? You want to look at the work of others, to be inspired by it, to research it - then you realise that there is no time left to do your own creative thing. I dreamt a textile piece last night and have just sketched it out, so that when I have time I can work on it.
I just love your collage work and would so love to know exactly how you achieve it. Are you still thinking about doing an on-line course???

MrCachet said...

I find myself doing the same thing, primarily because my Old Paper demands a lot of research just to make certain I'm doing it right! Plod on! It's worth the effort. No amount of time is wasted when you enjoy what your doing, or merely enjoying what others have done.

Lisa said...

your work is lovely..the colors are fabulous..painting amd mixing colors have always been a challenge for me so I have great appreciation for your talent!

alteredbits said...

ooh, i'm so excited! i popped by last night to find no new entries and here it is morning and i have three treats to look at! i just love your work, lovely lady! i love the trees in the third piece!

La Dolce Vita said...

yea! new pieces! I was wondering what you were up to and now I know! rich color and the second one seems so playfuL and lighthearted, just makes me smile!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely that you had some time to unwind and play....reality....well....:)

Wonderful creations! I am very inspired by quotes also!

Marie said...

Hi Kim
enjoyed your journal pages, especially the last one with Montaigne's poem. It is always a fine line between looking at the art of others for inspiration and then making your own work your own. This page shows you are more than up to the task.
Thanks for your kind comments at Cinnamon Studio.

La Dolce Vita said...

ok, hope you have time for a little blogger award...I had to pass it on and you're it! AND I understand if you are too bzy! so check out my blog!

Linda said...

Hi Kim
Just wanted to say I have enjoyed looking at your blog - your journal pages are excellent. I will return!
I followed the link from Caterina.....

Kelly Jeanette said...

Hi, I love your pages, especially the one with the birds.
Understand completely about not taking the time to do your own work.

Debrina said...

I love your journal pages - they really inspire me to do some myself. Of course, I haven't gotten around to doing any yet, because I barely get time to do much else, lol!

Oooh, and I've been meaning to tell you this for awhile! I scored teh most awesome old book about the Renaissance from my library stock. It was falling apart, sadly, so I had to withdraw it from circulation. I want to send you some pages - so feel free to email me: debrinasblog@yahoo.com

Gaby Bee said...

These pages are gorgeous. The colors, textures and content are just fabulous!! Love especially the last one.
Gaby xo

Luna said...

Your journal pages are really wonderful! I love the colors and everything else. ;)

Seth said...

play away!! love the last page you highlighted here!

Dayna Collins said...

Ooooolalalala - lovin' your journal pages. Rich, wonderful colors, lucious images!