Saturday, 13 May 2017

Hold Fast to Dreams

Hello Everyone,

I've been a bit slack on the blogging front just lately - I have been doing stuff, just haven't made time to blog about it! I sometimes wonder what motivates me to blog. It's a strange thing, because I'm very shy about showing my stuff to people IRL - so why don't I mind putting it up here for all the world to see?! Weird isn't it?

Originally, I started blogging as a way of linking up to enter scrapping challenges, but I hardly ever do that now. I do love the idea of sharing ideas and inspiration with bloggy friends - the internet is truly a wonderful thing isn't it? Also, my blog is a record of my arty-farty journey just for myself, so I think I would want to keep it going even if nobody else ever looked at it :o)

Anyway, enough waffle. In the spirit of recording my progress through Arty-Farty Land, here's one of my latest efforts ...


I'm continuing to dip in and out of Wanderlust 2017. For week 14, the wonderful Jessica Sporn showed us how to make meaningful art with shapes and symbols. She encouraged us to think about something important to us and then we gradually built up layers of collaged papers and paint, incorporating symbols which represented our subject. I love how Jessica describes each layer as "having a conversation with" the previous layer.


I can't completely share what this AJ layout is about, in order to respect the privacy of the person I was thinking of. It's supposed to look a bit like a map, to represent that person's journey through life. I don't want them to give up on their dreams - I feel their life is on hold at the moment and all their potential is yet to be realised. I also wanted to capture that feeling of "otherness" we sometimes experience in the moments between sleeping and waking, when it seems that anything is possible. Years ago, usually in times of stress, I used to have the most exhilarating flying dreams, where I would escape and look down on the world. In the morning, just for a few moments, I absolutely believed that I could actually fly if only I could totally believe it was possible.

Ok, so I need to stop waffling on now. It's not a brilliant AJ page, but it was a lot of fun to work on and really got me thinking. I finished off with two very different quotes which I find inspiring.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

1 comment:

Helen Wallace said...

I love the background colours and textures Annie and the words really speak to me too. Edgar Allan Poe is a favourite of mine.