My creative life ain’t really ‘flowing’ the last weeks. I can’t seem to focus
or work on a page for longer than an hour or so… I guess it all has to do
with watching the Tour de France and writing articles for CmF in between.
A girl can only have a certain amount of things on her mind and it seems
my head is filled with all that. No room for more… (and I’m not even blond 😉 )
So although I DO have something to show to you today, don’t expect
the best artwork from me this time. It’s either unfinished or ‘blaahhh…’
But hey, don’t we all have periods like that?!
The latest prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal was published
last Friday. Every 15th of the month, a prompt is brought to you by Rachel,
the founder. The prompt at the end of the month is brought by one of the
guest hosts. I am one of the hosts, and I always try to get every prompt
done in time, so that my page can be used as inspiration.
This is the latest prompt:
THE PROMPT: Broken
THE SONG: Mama’s Arms by Joshua Kadison
I had trouble to find inspiration this time… the song (and lyrics)
is quite depressing and the word ‘Broken’ didn’t make it any better….
I decided to give this prompt a positive twist and stick to the song title
‘mama’s arms’ in a good way (in the song, the person is longing for
‘mama’s arms’. I can’t recall how that must feel, ’cause my mum’s arms
are always there for me!)
Anyway… I worked on the page for a while and although I liked what I
was doing at first – it became a real burden in the end.
The page is too neat. Inspiration gone. Prompt date getting closer.
You know the feeling?
I decided to skip the prompt this time instead of working some more
on the page that would certainly get me more frustrated as I was not
‘feeling’ this prompt. There would come no good out of that.
So here’s the unfinished page.
I might work on it some more one day but I might as well not…
The ‘weekly art journal page’ has become a habit which I can’t do without.
This week’s page isn’t very consistent… it suffers from a lack of balance
and the colours are too harsh. I don’t mind though. I jotted down what
happened this week and I move on to the next page. That’s the fun part
of this journal. After all, it’s purpose is to be like a diary – to remember
the things that happened in my life.
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 28
So.. my pages suck this time.
The weather in the Netherlands is awfull (wind, rain and low temperatures)
In case you start to worry about me – is there nothing good left? –
Ofcourse there is!!! Like:
- watching ‘The Blues’ with my men – my son got the DVD-box for
his birthday and together we watch one documentary every night.
(The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin
Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. In each of the
seven episodes, a different director explores a stage in the
development of the blues.)
- The flowers that I bought on the local market a few weeks ago
are flowering and blooming wonderfully, because of all the rain.
- The ‘mussel season’ started, and although I am old fashion and
don’t eat them before ‘the R is in the Month’, I am already looking
forward to a mussel diner!
- My son, who connected his new record player via a pre-amplifier
with his music system and is happily playing old Neil Young records
right now. (yep, they do exist: young men who like ‘sixties music’…)
And last but not least… something that will make YOU happy!
My friend Lena at Six Lilies Studio is celebrating her one year blog anniversary
with a giveaway!! All you have to do is leave her a comment and you will be in
for the drawing! So what are you waiting for…? Hop on over and say HI to her!
I’ll be back on Friday.
Enjoy your week dear ones!