If you have consciously or serendipitiously arrived here, welcome. I’m Fran, aka Redondowriter, and my interests include family, friends, writing, reading, art, computers, storytelling, spirituality, photography, animals—and exploring the layers of everyday life.
New techniques were introduced this week in the Strathmore Art Journal online tutorial but the only one I really liked, and which I had used before, was the use of water soluble oil pastels. I did practice other suggestions but I guess I've been making art journal pages long enough that I have developed a style.
So, I am grateful to Sophia, the divine feminine. She is not yet another God but an aspect of God that I find very comforting. My own mother was far from perfect--and I certainly sometimes missed the mark with my own children. But, when I am troubled--or when I want to play--I turn to the Sophia within just as I often turn to the Spirit of my birth mother, Emily who has been gone since 1967. So, Rebecca at Stumbling Toward Ecstasy, and all of us who play with her, thank you.
If you are interested in participating in Pam Carriker's first free six-week Strathmore first Visual Online Journal Class, you can still sign up, as far as I know at the Strathmore link. So far I've watched Pam's first video and have been looking at photos of other student's art work they have posted.
I'm convinced we can all be art journalers; I find it to be a nice enrichment to my written journals and to Sacred Ordinary blog. This first week is an invitation to make copies of old art work or journals, or any images from magazines, etc., and make a page that is recycled. So, my naked traveler lady is from an old SoulCollage card.