Sunday, June 5, 2016, 157/366
“I have honored her. I have trusted her.” That’s the text at the top of the right page that I’ve highlighted. My altered book is King Arthur and His Knights so lines like this are not all that surprising. I just finished reading “We should all be feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I was struck by the juxtaposition of the two texts. I could get into a whole bunch of feminist stuff here but I’ll just leave myself this reminder that this page is my illustration for Adichie’s book and move on.
Monday, June 6, 2016, 158/366
I had a new journal all prepped and ready to go for the new Get Messy Season of Introspection but as I was looking at the new prompts this morning, I decided to just keep going in the one I’ve been working in since it has such good mojo. I used my current favorite pic of myself. I don’t know why that goofy mustache and bow tie make me giggle so hard but they do.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 159/366
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. —Aristotle
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 160/366
Color palette there on the left. Feeling my way with this big hand here. See what I did there? 😉 This is based on a scripture I read the other day in Isaiah:
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Isaiah 40:12, NIV
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 161/366
Just breathe. Sometimes we need the reminder. Take a deep breath and then let it go. Let go of the stress, the insecurity, the fear, the anger. Just breathe in this moment and be.
Friday, June 10, 2016, 162/366
Oh man, super yellow pic today because it’s so late in the day and I had to use the overhead light. GASP! But how cool is this Q stencil? This is my second month getting an art bento box and it was beyond amazing this month. I started using the supplies immediately. The Q was one of three stencils in the box. LOVE.
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 163/366
I’ve been listening to so much R.E.M. because I found this beautiful picture book of one of their tours in the thrift store the other day. I have listened to them since I was a teen and while they invoke a great deal of emotion in me, it isn’t tied to specific events in my life. I can listen to them and feel nostalgic without digging into painful memories. I nicknamed this page, “I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my…” It’s from the song Orange Crush, which I just figured out was about war. Sometimes I’m slow.
I’m loving your collage style!
I love your journals and artwork! Thanks for sharing!!!
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