My favourite colour is purple. I like most colours, except that I'm not too fond of yellow. I'm a teacher, a student, a wife and a step-mom to four young adult-ish kids. My favourite room is my craft room. I like to play with photography, paper, scrapbooking, book and card making. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sacred Ground- Finding Colour in Life

Our Sacred Ground art journalling group met in the last week or so. We used collage and the theme of Finding Colour in Life. Here are the pages! If you want to take a closer look, you can click on each photo and it will enlarge a bit more.
I really enjoyed creating this page!  The continuous line drawing of myself and my daughter is symbolic of the twists and turns that life has been. The amazingly beautiful colours of the florals, sunset and rainbow - those represent the surprising joys that have intertwined with the unexpected twists and turns!  Trees...I love trees!...and the city line of Vancouver remind me of God's strength and creativity. The journey of "finding colour in life" has been like finding hidden treasure, unexpected and refreshing.

 I had no visual plan when I started, it is interesting now to examine the images and “read” what is (apparently) colourful in my life. For example, the two Romanian women represent friendship/kindred spirits. The chair and coffee cup is “alone time”. The framed small Japanese flower is trusting  my own perspective. The open blue door is discovery, adventure, trying something new. The train is travel. The woman reading National Geographic is “incongruity”.
J. M.W.G.
Whenever I think of colour, I think of flowers. Their fresh and vibrant colours take my breath away. I wanted to have lots of flowers on my page and unusual combinations. I used paint chips, circle cutter, scraps of paper and leftover negative die cuts. I used large letter stamps with acrylic ink for the title and distress ink for the background.
Thank you, friends- for sharing your pages in this post and for adding colour to my life!

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