Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Journey Continues....with an art journal experience.

                             "There are a Hundred Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground"

                                               Art Journal Page by Sandra J. Pineault 
                                                                   Sept. 2013

As you all know, I have been experimenting with art journal creativity, trying to find my own signature as it were.  There are zillions of videos and samples on Pinterest and the net for this but none of them  what I was seeking.  Finally, after layering and playing I ended up with this free form intuitive design for a page.  The materials used for this page were gesso, acrylic, glue, collaged pieces of old work, stamps and embossing.  A whole lot of putting down and listening.  One of my favorite quotations by Rumi is "There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground". That is the writing which traverses the piece. Others include Anne LaMotte and William Blake.  They were written on bits of paper in my poetry folder so it is good to give them a real home.  Poets and artists really belong together anyway.  I am starting to get into this now.

                                                   Other quotations used in this piece:

"Pebbles belong to no one until you pick them up...then they are yours."

             "And we are put on earth, a little space, that we may learn to bear the beams of love."
                                                                                                                    William Blake

"So let go, let go, let go.  Unhook, unhook, take the fish hook out of your chest...
there is no escape so ... sit down at where you are at, feel the connection ...to the floor, breath,  notice that there is a tiny crack, a little bit of something...that is how the light gets in."
                                                                                              Anne LaMotte

As I was looking through some Pinterest art pins, I came upon a piece by Joan Miro....see how
we are inspired by the artists of the past.  Very different but very spatial....
and see how the light gets in.

I only came across this when I had finished the page above.  Fun.

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