Friday, September 19, 2008

For Sleep or Death


I was trying to portray a more solemn feeling with this page. I haven't got the hang of the collaging the way I would like to at the moment, but instead I just went with my flow to see what would result. The poem by Ruth Pitter gave the feeling that I wanted and the collaged images underneath are pages from a vintage children's book about life for Victorian children. The woman is from a Dover Clipart book. I drew the line of washing and the hooded figure. The colour was a dilute wash of muddy green acrylic to start with then coloured pencils and coloured graphite on top. The words and the poetry were written with souffle pen and I went around the words of the poem again with coloured pencil.

It's not dramatic like other people's journal pages, but it contains the more sombre elements I wanted, and that is good enough for me!!

7 comments:

Kim S. Owens said...

Very nice!! I love the way you wrote over the text in the background - leaves me wanting more. I feel the mood perfectly!!

amyrehnae said...

I think it is beautiful!! I just want to keep looking and looking to find more and more hidden treasures!

Victoria said...

I think your page is great!

I like the colors and the wording - great work

amyrehnae said...

Just a note to say thank you for your comment over at my blog! (I couldn't find a way to e-mail you!) And that I have had MANY porches like you describe! I don't know what a Jack and Jill seat is, though! Probably coulda solved lots of problems for me! lol!

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh, I love it!! Your hanging clothes on the clothes line are absolutely wonderful! Well, the whole piece is wonderful!!

Jonna said...

This is a very beautiful page. Great Job.

Catharina Maria said...

A beautiful page !!
I work on my art diary for a week or six and it is good for my mind i think ;o)
Rini the Netherlands