I went with a serendipity flow and painted.
|This Red Tree appeared and reminded me of a beautiful childrens's book The Red Tree by Shaun Tan.|
|Days later I painted over the red tree and a whole forest appeared!|
Next exercise was to put yourself in a painting - again serendipity was at work for me when 2 old photos turned up whilst sorting a drawer.
Significent moments in my life up to now called to be painted. The colours were what came to mind rather than a laboured decision.
|No 1 - 1970 - a young couple in love.|
|No 2 - 1985 - stepping out into a career, study, family, travel|
|No 3 - 2013 - mellow, wistful, exciting, future awaits an older and wiser me!|
This one has song titles that were playing when I was working on it - Brown Eyed Girl, That's the name of the game, Love lifts us up where we belong,I'll be there ... and many more.
I know I have most probably built on other techniques I've learnt and now have freed up a painting method for journalling, which I love.
I've already started another page - my version - where I have written down words of concerns, messages, joys, sorrows, struggles - then covered them up with text and paper.
|No 1 - My hidden secrets.|
|No 2 - First painting session. with ink drips too.|