Didn’t get much art done this week, I have developed tendonitis in my left hand through using it a lot! Can’t win! One good upshot is that I have somebody in to do the housework, hehehe. Better not get used to it, as it is only for 6 weeks. Meanwhile the right arm is healing well enough and I am able to use it for light tasks, whatever that may be!
However I did some work in my journal and finished the page I stared last week. It turned out completely different from what I planned…..
When I was in hospital, I had a young nurse who had glorious red hair, which she called carrot! Well yesterday while I was waiting at the bus stop after physio, she was coming off duty and came up to me and offered me a ride. On the way home I commented that I loved her pink and lilac outfit. She laughed and told me how her mother would never let her wear pink, even though it was her favourite colour. Her Mum said it clashed with her carrot hair. So now she wore pink whenever she could.
After thanking her for the lift and telling her in a stern voice never to call her hair carrot, as it was insulting to such a glorious colour. I swear I saw tears in her eyes as she drove away. I stewed for a bit at the damage thoughtless remarks can make, and this page was finished.
Every day this week, I have done one page of watercolour shapes for my journaling. While I like to use magazines, I would also like to make borders and shapes out of my own art. My journal that I am using at present soaks up paint like it is going out of fashion! The paper is lovely and thick, so takes a lot of beating, but I can't get the watercolour effects that I love. So this is a solution, and very therapeutic, as it gives me the feeling I am creating. Here are some samples.
Linking to Paint Party Friday
Art Journal Every Day