Structure

mandala image L Rogers

This week’s journal page was about de-cluttering and organizing art-space and arts practice. I started with a compass and protractor to give structure to a hand drawn mandala. Then I splashed on primary colours and swirled them together. I then drew out the shapes with shading and black and white details. Lastly I added the word “Structure” along with some text and number stamping .

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Life Patterns

alad life patterns spreads

Life Patterns

These two spreads were created in the latter two weeks of August 2020.  The left hand panel is a long view of life patterns and the panel on the right is patterns I am changing. 

 

I drew on some familiar elements: gears, clocks, flowers, bubbles and a compass. Although I have a pattern of over-scheduling myself and sometimes “going on automatic” mostly I meander through life going with the flow, led by intuition and finding some bright lenses that help me see things with new clarity and optimism.

In terms of change, I hope to increase the “blooming” and decrease the automaticity and scheduling.

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Worker Bee

Worker Bee

Thinking in the month of August 2020 about patterns. I tend to be a workaholic, get stuck in a rut and also typecast as a “worker bee” by others. Seeing the need to break out of this pattern despite the positive side of this.

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Spiral

Spiral

The prompt this week was to pick the first shape that came into our heads. I chose a spiral and creating it in water I dropped Lindy’s magical pigment powder into the water. Then I used markers and pens to doodle intuitively on the shape.

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Sea Me

Sea Me

I did two separate opposing journal pages on the theme of “Sea Me”. On the right, there’s a lot going on under the surface but on the left there is the eternal pattern of nature.

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Strengths

Strengths

The threads of strengths can be broken individually but not when they are woven together.

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Picture of Me

The real me

It takes darkness to see the stars. I have been doing more drawing and watercolor recently so I started this as a charcoal sketch and then brought in watercolours and markers/drawing pens.

Stages of Page Development:

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Change One Thing

What do we do when we feel “stuck”? I pick one thing and change it and more changes tend to happen. This page was done with watercolour, markers and pen.

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Looking Forward

looking forward

Locked in by the Covid-19 epidemic I am most looking forward to a time when we will be able to travel again. I was remembering sitting in the sun in a brightly coloured deck chair on the deck of the Manitoulin Island Ferry, sailing from Tobermory Ontario on a hot July day.

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Current Situation

Current Situation

Life on Zoom. I feel conflicted about Zoom (and other conferencing apps). I know that people want to connect but I frequently feel trapped and stuck in the meetings. It’s a strange new experience. I’ve used these applications for training events and information sessions for years but never socially.

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