Monday, August 04, 2008

More Soul


I played more in my Soul Journal today. It's so beautiful sitting out in the sun with the birds singing as I work. It inspired this page, which was prompted by Sarah's Day 18 instructions in her Soul Journal project.
The instructions were to do a page and journal words. Words about what the process of the Soul Journey is all about. I normally don't like to look at my handwriting on a page, but I'm happy to report I'm gettin' over that.




I journaled something to that effect here. I think it's going to add a whole new feel to my journals. Thank you Sarah! You continue to inspire!

I am enjoying all the comments and visitors too. I'll be checking out all your journal pages, and seeing the amazing lives shared here. You're all so generous and inspiring! Thank you!




This was a page that was giving me grief. No other way to put it. I didn't enjoy doing it, and I didn't like the result. One of the prompts was to go back and add to it. When I looked at it again, the grid pattern reminded me of windows.


Ah! Windows let in light! I added some light, and some words that remind me of how to get over all the junk and the dark stuff. It's simple Truth. Now I'm happy again.






Another page that I went back to. It was page 1 and 2 from Day 17 (I think).
Dawn gave me a challenge, and though I think she had a collage in mind, I loved the grid exercise so much from Day 9 that I did a similar thing over top of my background. I then gave it a wash of burnt umber to tome it down. F-U-N indeed.

I had a busy day yesterday reinventing my guest room. I'll post some pics later. It looks totally different, and pretty.

I tell ya', the inspiration from this Soul Journaling is carrying over.

Now if it would just inspire me to get at that washing machine thing.

16 comments:

Dyan said...

This sounds like a great project and artist's journey. Thanks for sharing.
Dy

Dawn said...

These pages are amazing! I'm so glad you redid the ugly page ~ how perfect. Wasn't the our little challenge fun (literally if you put the 3 letters together in the right order LOL). Now you should try doing the challenge you gave me!

Christy said...

I'm loving your bird and all the bits of collage peeking through on your page. And of course the texture on the tape. Your tape page looks so good. I liked it before (but I just like grungey stuff anyway) but the windows and light is a fabulous abstract image. I'm telling you i am GLAD journaling does not inspire any desire to go near the laundry. I hate laundry out of all household tasks!

KathrynAntyr said...

Thanks for the great compliments about my blog. I sure do appreciate it! You've been busy. Oh, I have some catching up to do with the Soul Journal. I have several projects going on at the same time. I'm experimenting in so many directions. I collect art techniques and ideas like a squirrel who collects nuts. I love nuts!

arlene said...

Hey Christie,

Ya, laundry, schmaundry. eh. Not so inspiring. But until I fix my washing machine, I can't use my dishwasher 'cause the shut off valve controls both. What a quandary...which is of course why I did art in the garage all day!

arlene said...

Hey Kathryn,

Busy is good!! And nuts? You like nuts? Well, I IS nuts! LOL

xo
arlene

DALE said...

I love the changes you made to the Tape Page - what a profound abstract statement!

arlene said...

Thanks Dale.

Loving Light is the answer to a lot of life's darkness, at least in my experience.

xo arlene

Linda said...

I found your journalling very inspiring - I have had similar experiences. Sarah has taught me to be brave about art and just 'go fot it'. Must write my thoughts down today.
Linda x

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Arlene,

Your Soul Journal pages are so great and I love how you describe your experiences ! It is amazing, isn't it, what happens when we let go of some of our expectations and just take time to be for a while...

I so get how you felt about the taped page. I don't like mine very much either..I haven't even posted about it because I don't like it ! How cool that you got some light shined on yours in the end !!!

Thanks for your great comments and your visit. It is so cool to connect with new blogs and their creators through this process. Yea for Sarah and Soul Journals !
Cheers,
Kim

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Arlene,

Your Soul Journal pages are so great and I love how you describe your experiences ! It is amazing, isn't it, what happens when we let go of some of our expectations and just take time to be for a while...

I so get how you felt about the taped page. I don't like mine very much either..I haven't even posted about it because I don't like it ! How cool that you got some light shined on yours in the end !!!

Thanks for your great comments and your visit. It is so cool to connect with new blogs and their creators through this process. Yea for Sarah and Soul Journals !
Cheers,
Kim

Mary S Hunt said...

looks like you are catching up with the soul journal project...it is a great exercise and your creative soul is very exposed!
your page spreads are lovely!!!

thank you for making a visit to my blog
:-)

I appreciate all input.

I'll be back

waving bye for now
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Altered Route said...

Thanks for popping in at my blog and for the nice comments! Love your bluebird! I just couldn't do the angry letters...so instead I wrote in my handwriting...and I seem to be getting over my hangups with that too.!
Connie

Scrappy Cat said...

I love your pages. I loved reading what you wrote about the journaling challenge and the bird on it. I like how you changed your tape page - I haven't done that yet and am still not happy with mine. And your challenge from Dawn turned out really nice.

Scrappy Cat said...

I meant to ask you if you would like to trade blog links with me on your blog? I'm in the process of adding a list of links for other soul journalers and would love to include you if that's ok with you.

laura said...

Hello: I can't believe its taken me so long to get back over here. I wanted to comment on your gorgeous journal pages. And to congratulate you on washing machine success! Bravo. Your dad would be very proud.