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Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Personal Art Journal - part 2

As promised, here is the second installment of my Personal Art Journal... As I mentioned in the previous post, I don't usually share this part of my world because for me art journaling really IS about using Art to heal or to work through something difficult, and I don't want to taint my process worrying about making pretty pictures.  But because this process has had such a huge impact on my life I just HAVE to share some of it with all of you in case one of you is searching for something.  This process has helped me when nothing else did...


This particular page is pretty dark, but you will notice not ALL dark... because for this exercise, called "Ground Zero", I was directed to create a picture of how my heart felt at the beginning of my healing journey... My initial thought was to create something all Black with a crack of Red running right through it like a river of  lava... So I sat down with a pile of red paper that I RIPPED and TORE (part of the healing process) and covered the entire page with all that RED... 
but when it came time to to paint the page black I just couldn't... because to me this page represented my soul and I just could not paint my entire soul BLACK, because it wasn't all black, so the idea evolved and strips of of black, and bits of  shiny, sparkly silver and the soft glow of gold added themselves to the page.
And then right in the middle of the page I saw the Heart shape, and as I pulled that shape out with my pen, a second smaller heart appeared to me... 
This page is THICK with Mod Podged texture and bumpy and smooth at the same time and I find that every time I look at it I have to touch it, stroke it... but this page, and the process of creating it has helped me to heal so much...
Thank you for allowing me to share this powerful, healing part of my art with you... and please do let me know what you think about it all...
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

4 comments:

  1. So very beautiful... and obviously meaningful.

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  2. Art created simply to CREATE and express without worrying about what a single damn person thinks about it is the most liberating freeing experience. I LOVE this - but it doesn't matter - what I love more is how much it means to you to have created it. LOVE YOU, LYNNE! You inspire me :)

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  3. I love the dimension on this one,just pops!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the process that resulted in this beautiful page. A gorgeous balance of dark and bright. Hugz

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