Here is the second theme for our project By the 4 Winds. If you want to know more about it, you can read my first blog post here.
First of all, I want to thank you for the enthousiasm regarding this brand new project, it’s really encouraging ! I am happy to see that it inspires you to spend some time with your Journal and that some of you want to join us.
This week, the subject was more vague: PATHWAY.
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|Here is the page created by Camille, who finally decided to make a blog for the occasion. But it’s in French only, sorry. So don’t be affraid to paste her link into google translate to read it in English. To know more about her process, it’s right there.|
|Discover what Sofiah shares about this wonderful art journal page on her blog.|
|From this week, Aegiale is officially joining us in the project ! You can read about her journal page here.
And if you are interested to know what she done for our first theme, that was Healing, just go there.
|I’m really really glad that Paola found some time to create this page in her journal. Here is what she has to say about it (translated in english from French by me):
I used a yellow Conté “carré pastel” to build the background. I wanted a radiant colour to illustrate the pathway of Life.
Really soon, the idea of the thread came. A sober thread that embodies my path from birth, teenagehood, and then early woman life guided by her father’s hand who shows (or imposes ??) the way. This thread creates loops, the ones of Life. It is never straight, it becomes stronger as I become a mum, the father’s hand is not there anymore (reality or will ?) and then, a biiig loop appears.
This one is represented by a rosace and depicts the rebirth. Since then, the thread changed ! It is now richer, by its texture, on purpose, to show a stronger and more intense way of life. The thread goes out of the page to show its length… in order to indicate that the pathway of life is long…
I didn’t want to depict it’s finiteness.
I chose to use Ganesh because I’m interested in Buddhisme. The small flowers show my well-being in countryside.
The big clock symbolizes the time that passes…
|And last but not least, Bluetansy talks about her progression:
Regarding the “shape”, the tree tronks and the background were made with ink (it’s not red as it seems, but sepia; in reality the page is less “flashy”), the rest is made with acrylic paint.
For the “why”, the light at th end of the road was obvious to me… Then, it was more blurry; I spent a lot of time at drawing and colouring the branches, that look like veins… Even if it’s covered by the foliage.
The trees, the forest, are not threatening at all for me, it’s the contrary: theyr are protective and benevolent.
I already depicted a pathway for the Healing page, they’re strangely both quite straight despite the fact that my life path is far from being straight; is it a dream ? A will that everything goes straightly eventually ?
On the other hand, I started with a sepia pathway to something clearer, I hope it’s a good sign ! lol
I didn’t feel like writing anything on this page, only wanted a light pathway going toward the light in the serenity of trees. A need of calm, of simplicity.
My journal page is even simpler than the one I created for the Healing theme, and totally not realistic because of the fact that it’s impossible to have a rainbow during night time…
At the early beginning, when I drew the theme “Pathway”, I had the image of a cloud tunnel in grey tones, the pathway between our Living Word and what comes after we die. But nothing else, no message, nothing !
So it’s with a blank mind that I sat down in front of my double page… Pathway… pathway… pathway. The clouds were still in my mind, so that’s what I painted first: a cloudy night sky.
And then, the idea of the rainbow piercing the clouds. The rainbow is the pathway to my Dreams in the night sky symbolizing the blurry present moment: I don’t know how to get from where I am now to my Dreams, but I know, deeply inside, that it will become clearer as long as I stay on the rainbow.
At last, I simply wrote “There is always a path to drive you were you are meant to be.”
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