Monday, 26 February 2018


For this week's prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures we had to use the letter D. I found a quotation I liked almost immediately and as a bonus it contained two words starting with a D: dying and dreaming. It's by Brian Williams and reads: "A person starts dying when they stop dreaming". Then when rummaging through my box of cut-outs I discovered a copy of Christina Rossetti's poem: When I am dead, my dearest. Not only did this contain even more Ds but it also resonated beautifully with the quotation.
The background was collaged with vintage text, partly from the D pages in a vintage dictionary. Then paint was added and removed again using the small stencil from the December 2015 Stencilgirl Club set, as well as the M083 Little Eddy Rose stencil, also from Stencilgirl Products. I dropped some luminescent pink paint down the pages too.
The collaged figure comes from the Joan of Arc painting by Jules Bastien-Lepage (1879), now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. 

I'm not that over the moon with this spread (in an A5 sized journal). It was done in haste as it has been a very busy week where I have been de-stashing even more as well as trying to put everything back in my studio while at the same time trying to remember where I am putting it all. But I already know that I will spend the next few weeks (months, years???) trying to find things again. On the plus side however it all looks very organized, lots of stuff has gone to charity shops, and I feel like weight has lifted off my shoulders. Now to get back to work properly and start a new quilt but not before a binding has been added to the last outstanding project.

We are also battening down the hatches for the coming onslaught of extreme weather conditions. At the moment the forecast is talking of about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow coming our way. There will be more white pictures coming up, and we will make the most of it all while trying to stay warm. At least, that's the plan!

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

Love when serendipity intervenes and something like this comes together :) Hope you don't get so much snow- just enough to make it pretty.


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