I must admit that I really really like this spread in my Art Journal. I enjoy what emotions it brings in me.
Why ? I have to confess you something… unfortunately, making a journal page (especially when it’s a spread) takes me usually at least two days to finish (when I use paint etc even more). Because I never get the possibility to stay on it for a straight amount of time; I have to let it and come back to it later (that’s the mama life, I guess). It’s very frustrating. But… I know it’s just a question of time, so I go with it.
Again this time, it came from a song (you’ll begin to think that only songs inspire me. I promise it’s not the case).
Indeed, I already have a theme in mind but didn’t know what to do with it exactly. I wanted a woman, tall, confident. And the chorus of a song came in my mind. This was it.
“Life’s a game but it’s not fair
I break the rules so I don’t care
So I keep doin’ my own thing
Walkin’ tall against the rain
Victory’s within the mile
Almost there, don’t give up now”
This is perfectly my vision and what I currently feel: I am like the bamboo in the storm, I bend but I don’t break, I feel the rain and the wind but they don’t affect me to the core.
You can see Life as a perpetual fight in which you’re eventually the loser (because of Death, or you can decide to live it by staying strong no matter what obstacles are put on your road. I don’t say it’s easy, because it’s obviously not. But it’s a matter of perspective. And of will. And of perseverance. And of determination.
Our life directly results from how we consider it.
Media used: fluid acrylic paint, watersoluble crayons (Neocolor II by Caran d’Ache) & twinkling h2o