Friday, 2 December 2011

Yesterday

Each day has good and bad, easy and difficult but yesterday it weighed more on the difficult side. I played  in my art journal and that always makes me feel a bit better.
This page had a lot of wrting underneath the things you see here. I write out things that are worrying me and read them back to myself later in the day to get some kind of perspective. Once I've done that, I half obliterate the words with doodles and collage until I feel the page doesn't need me any more.
Today is a new day. The worrying things of yesterday and today will dim in time when other things step to the forefront because life is forever changing.

18 comments:

Carol said...

Write them, cross them out, let them go just don't let them weigh you down.
Carol xx

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Carol. I might have to do this process a couple of times!
:o)

joanne May said...

Sending you a big hug, Jess!
I know exactly what you mean about worries playing on the mind. :-(
Your journal is lovely and a great way to release all that tension. It is also good therapy for the heart and soul.

I have just bought a new sketchbook and I intend to just sketch in pencil everyday as a way of relaxing. You have inspired me!

Have a peaceful weekend and a magical birthday this month.
Jo. ♥

priti.lisa said...

I am sorry you aren't feeling well.
Sometimes worry can affect you physically...
I love your page though.
♥♥♥

Robin Larkspur said...

This is great idea for getting out all that "stuff" that is a bother, and then clearing it away with images and color. I love this!

Monica said...

i really like your process, writing, reading later, obliterating with art. excellent.

yep, always changing.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Jo :o) You're so right, it is therapy for my heart and soul and my mind.
I'm so happy to have inspired you!

Thankyou priti, that is so kind. :o)

Thanks Robin! I liked you post today too.

Thanks Monica, it works for me. :)

Ginny said...

I started a journal for the first time last month. I plan to continue because it was such a joy to do. This page is beautiful as is all of your work.

Kim Mailhot said...

I often to the same, hide "crappy" thoughts under the collage bits or paint. Sometimes, just the act of working in the journal removes all the negative junk from my head. Aren't yyou grateful for such a beautiful tool for feeling better ? I am too !

I hope today is better, more on the easy, peaceful side, and that the weekend is too.

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou Ginny, that makes me very happy to hear that. :o)

Hi Kim, yes I am! It's people I've met online (like you) that have made my life so much more and I'm very grateful for that too. :)

Victoria said...

Hugs friend! beautiful work...stunning piece!
Victoria

Rosie said...

I really like your idea of obliterating words. Go online and find a new piece of music, always works for me.And...I bet you are making lots of stuff for christmas.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Victoria, that's so sweet of you. :)

Thanks Rosie, that's a good idea but I get sidetracked when I do this and find I've been longer than I thought! I'm not actually making anything for christmas YET but I have lots of plans whirling around in my muddled head of what I'd like to make!

Bella said...

I am sad to hear live if not treating you as well ass it should right now. I try to be philosophical about it; saying we need the bad to show the good, but it is not true. I find art is a good way to salve our souls.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Bella, I seek good within the bad, time will show me this and as you say, art is there to help us. :o)

MelMel said...

This time of year seems to encourage all kinds of upset and worries.....hope you can find some peace...

Thank you for the lovely comment.....I'm pleased the cards are turning out well....I like to make my own, I don't have all the lovely card making stuff....so it's a case of use what you have!

Melx

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Mel :)
I've had a quiet yet productive Sunday and visits to lovely blogs like yours are a great tonic!

Karen said...

So sorry Jess to hear that things are worrying you and you aren't feeling your usual happy self. I hope things get better whatever they may be. Take it easy, be kind to yourself. ;) x