Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 goals

the lion in winter, alter book


I joined art to the 5th's documented life project for 2015. This project posts a new challenge every week.


At the end of the first day of the new year, I still hadn't settled on what journal to use for this project. As I tried falling asleep and debating what book to use, I remembered that I had altered a book, The Lion in Winter, two years ago. At that time, it was a healing exercise that I was performing by leaving only a few words uncovered by gesso. Each page contains part of a message and when you get to the end of the book, the whole message is understood.

odyssey, journal page
journal page, odyssey, jan 3 2015

That book has stayed on my book shelf filled with blank, gessoed pages, and the time feels ripe now to use this book as a journal. This weeks prompt is Be Your Own Goal Keeper. The word, Odyssey, came to me as I finished this portrait on a vintage book page from a travel journal. At the lower right, I added a line drawing of a sailboat builder's diagram to further illustrate my theme of journey. This year I am hoping to seek out new adventures and navigate my way through life's twists and turns.

linking to documented life project and sunday sketches

12 comments:

  1. Wow! What a deep and fascinating project. I love that you are exploring and expressing yourself through layered images and text. I've never seen the life project--I want to go check out what others are doing for their journals as well. Beautiful artwork, btw.
    cheers

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow interesting concept- following from sunday sketches :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great new years resolution and your concept.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I honor your patience in waiting for the page to come ripe. And you odyssey page is wonderful. I love your subtle use of color ~ just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole message, very interesting approach to journaling! I love the sketch too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful page what an interesting project.

    ReplyDelete
  7. i love what you originally did with this book. how wonderful to reach for a book on a shelf and see one word on each page..... and to read the entire book that way. i would think it would inspire true presence in the moment.

    now to pick up that book anew with already prepped pages, another wonderful thing. i love what you are doing with it and Odyssey is an awesome to consider.

    ReplyDelete
  8. fabulous page I have joined the project this year too

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for your lovely comments. This will certainly be interesting going forward!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a great idea for a journal book that's been nestled on the shelf for awhile. I look forward to seeing your contributions to this project! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This sounds like a marvelous project, and I love the way you prepared the pages too. The addition of your amazing artwork will make it even better. Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a great challenge, and what a great book to begin in... and for a New Year too! The pages have such delicacy... I love the sense of all the layers and layers... Like life. Wishing all the BEST and much more for 2015, not least creative JOY! ((HUGS)) P.S. Have made a small blog "comeback"... ;o)

    ReplyDelete


I very much appreciate your visit and comments.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...