This is me.
It was taken around 1980, I mean look at that hair.
This was when I remember being really confidant in myself and my ability to draw
or make just about anything I imagined.
It felt good to be so carefree.
When people talk about finding your 'inner child' in creating art,
I guess this is the girl that I'm always looking for.
It's as if she's just one step away, but she's definately walking in my direction now.
I know this to be true,
you can even see it in my art.
(if you scroll back through some of the blog archive)
I've come a long way since I started on this journey,
actually it's not a journey, it's more a re-awakening.
I've come a long way all the same.
Can you tell I was in a bit of a 'serious' mood?
I journalled it out
This isn't quite the whole page but you get the idea.
I don't often show my journal pages, well not this type
(the ones where I pour my thoughts and feelings out) but I thought I'd share this.
I don't know if you can see it but I stamped the words
"living my life like it's golden" (just near the sun). These come from one of my favorite songs, the lyrics are just fab. It's by Jill Scott.
Have a little listen whilst you read the rest of this post...
Do you like it?
I LOVE the INTENTION in the chorus.
(this is me too)
So I'm still busy making for my sale next week,
This is an 8" x 8" canvas, covered in some of my own collage papers.
So far she has been pencil crayoned, stamped, and had a marker pen outline.
Today I'll be adding some collage to her hair.
'Believe in yourself'
Time to get those paints out,
no rest for this girl.
(living my life like its golden)