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

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