Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Day Three: Healing


Today I am feeling just icky, so I will cherish any sleep that I can get. I don't get sick very often, but when I do, it hits me hard. It also makes me realize how grateful I am for my health. Yesterday's layout was simple, today I feel like I created a mess. It got more and more busy as I continued to add and add. I think it expresses my twisting, swirling mind right now. I had fun using sandpaper on the picture of me sleeping a la Karen Michel's Altered Imagery. It expresses that scratchy, rough throat that I have today.

I don't mean to be such a downer. I was truly overwhelmed with love and support yesterday from all of your comments. WOW!! This challenge is so inspiring. I spent a lot of time visiting other blogs and was blown away by the fabulous art we're all creating. I agree with Rhonna's passage today about working through our stuck parts. That's how we grow. I also need to let go of the last round. I really enjoyed the work that I created and feel like I'm trying to live up to that again. This is a new opportunity for me to try different techniques and I need to embrace that. Here's to a healthy, healing day!

35 comments:

Melissa said...

love it!
way to approach a struggle head on.

Erica said...

WOW!!! What a visual feast! I love the color and design of your pages :)

Tess said...

I love it...It is just wonderful...I love my sleep too and when you are sick that is the best thing. I hope you feel better soon. Great job on your page the colors are so healing....

Eminepala said...

This is so cute.. I hope you feel better soon...

Emine

Jackie Hunter said...

Brilliant!! Wonderful Entry :o)
Jackie x

Ginger said...

Kari, I am so LOVING doing this art journal challenge along with you! Despite your feelings about today's pages, I think they look great! I'm sorry you're under the weather -- feel better soon!

danielle d said...

Just stunning... love the soft feel.

danielle d

Shelly said...

I love your pages! I saw your blog and decided that I needed to get in on this 21 days. I will be a few days behind, but I will get there.

I hope you start feeling better.

melba said...

I like the sandpaper technique...you did a good job.
I like how messy the pages are...so much to see.
Hope you are feeling better soon.!

Ferrill said...

Sending get well vibes your way. I'm just beginning to get over the nastiest cold, so I feel for you. I think your "mess" is absolutely stunning! It's warm and soft and cozy in a Grandma's quilt sort of way. I LOVE it!

Just Rhonda said...

Health is so imporant and a great thing to be thankful for! Hope you are feeling better. Love all the stuff on this entry. It is FAB!

September said...

Oh this is just lovely! Way to go! Love it!

la vie en rose said...

yes, cherish the sleep because mamas don't get it to very often. i love the scratchy look the sandpaper added! hope you're feeling better soon. take care!

gudrun said...

Love this pages of yours, Kari. They are so full of creative energy and they are so inspiering. Thanks alot!!!

Karin B said...

Great page! Hope you get your sleep!

Penny said...

This is a wonderful page! WTG

Vintage Scrapper said...

Awesome page...totally wow!

tabitha jones said...

this is so wonderful!! hope you are feeling well soon!

Rachelle said...

your page is so wonderful and symbolic. i am also working in an old book and am having a hard time finding my groove, but like you, am enjoying the challenge. keep going, i'm really enjoying your work.

Julie said...

wow! this is amazing

Lilli said...

This is wonderful ! I like all the different colours and textures, like a quilt. Hope you feel better soon :)

Cheryl said...

This is seriously amazing!

banglamarie said...

Love this page!

Linda Woods said...

I love the pages- and that bed! I hope you feel better FAST!
Don't think about trying to live up to your previous work. Just try to LIVE, period. I think that keeping a journal is about capturing the moments of your life, not about trying to out do previous acts of self expression. Each moment you express is perfect, whether or not you've used every art trick you know =). Keep going!!!

Ruth said...

That is just gorgeous. Love it all, the colours, the pictures, lovely!
Hope you are feeling better soon too

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love the washed look of your entry! beautiful colors!

Andrea said...

your colours are awesome! wonderful job :)

laura t. said...

ohhh...feel better...I so know how you feel...just getting better myself...and I love the texture on this page! no worries on living up to last go round...you've done it so far!

twistedsoda said...

So sad that your feeling icky! You did it...you pulled through the slump and created yet another masterpiece!!! Love that bed...sleeping beauty would be proud!

Ann(i)e said...

Can I PLEASE just crawl into your page!!!! WONDERFUL!

T:o)ve said...

That bed..... OH! I want to crawl into aswell.....
Sad to hear that you're not feeling well! Hope you'll be better soon :o)
I'll send you lots of 'get better' wibes from Norway :o)

Beatutiful entry, with a bedrom to dream about!
You're so inspiring!

Jamie said...

Something in your page today reached in and spoke to my heart. I guess I'm yearning for the peace and comfort I see here. I hope you're cozied up and the scratchiness and yuckiness fades soon.

Ferrill said...

Saw this again and I'm sooooooo in love with it! I just had to comment on it again (o:

Rhonna said...

this is so neat...
love it.

hope you feel better!
R

alyssa said...

This is stunning. Love the sanded image & soothing colors.

I agree - sleep matters! Take care of yourself. :)