Wednesday, February 1

Go With the Flow!

Well ... here I am ... and on a Wednesday too ... whatever next! I finally finished that pesky page ... it ended quite simply too ... I did that thing ... you know the one that you should n't do when you are journaling ... I thought about it for a bit too long!
Then last night ... I just did what I fancied doing ... and this is how it ended up! Plus I figured there was enough going on with the door and everything else on the other side to keep this side quite simple!
I have done a few more pages ... thought I would share ... and I kind of thought you may need an explanation with this one ... or you may come up with the conclusion that I am quite mad! In fact ... even I am beginning to worry! So if any of this post resonates with you ... please stick your hand up ... I don't want to be alone!
One of my new rules is not to plan ... just go with the flow ... start and then see where you end up! Well I covered the page with Lord Tim of Holtz Distress Stain ... you know Tim ... the man that invented the word "Creativity" in every language around the world while carving a human DNA helix in a match stick with just a paint dabber cap and a blending tool.
Anyways ... I then spritzed said page with Wild Plum color wash ... that actually turned out a lot darker than I imagined ... so I decided to break it up a bit with a Prima Mask. Spraying on the mask would just have made the page even darker ... so I drew around it! Then I coloured it in! To cut a very long story short ... it suddenly looked like a mirror!
So then I got thinking about Romper Room ... the mirror frame with the magic swirly bit that Miss Rosalind used to look through! I remember sitting with my nose virtually stuck on the TV screen screaming at Miss Rosalind to see me through her mirror ... Did she??? Did she heck as like! I think she may have scarred me ... emotionally ... for life! I mean she saw Tarquin once ... How many children are called Tarquin for heavens sake!
Bet you wish I had kept this one to myself now!
laters!

14 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Miss Rosalind never saw me either, it was traumatic, day after day!! This is a gorgeous page, the mirror was a great idea & I love the vibrant colours.

Lynne said...

Love both of your pages!! That mirror is awesome! Oh, and my hand is raised as far up as I can get it! Ugh!! Oh well, at least I'm not alone!! LOL

Pam said...

Great story! And your page reminds me of Australian aboriginal art-the colours and the dots!

fatmonica said...

I love the way your mirror turned out-brilliant!

JoZart said...

I so love the style of your journal pages and the vibrant colours.
I saw a Tarquin getting battered by his mother in Tesco's once and I said the same thing especially as she was so raucous yelling " Cum ere TAA...kwin or I'll ****ing kill yer. Oh! the poor Tarquins of the world?!?
JoZarty x

Helen said...

Great pages, love the mirror. The colours are FAB! Feel sad missed out on Rosalind...

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab fab fab pages and you did make me smile!!!thanks for starting my day with a smile!!!hugs trace x

JoZart said...

Chuffed and flattered that you've added your name to my followers as I admire your work so much, so thank you!
Long shot but I just wondered if you remember meeting last year at CHA? Carol (of Stampattack) and I met you and Lin Brown and had a chat about the show.
Jo x

AngelaC said...

Hi Linda... thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, I've been a bit busy since Christmas but hopefully I'm now back in the 'groove'!! Anyway what can I say abut this?? A fantastic page, I love the colours and talking about 'groove', the letters look very 1970's, flower power and all that. I'm old enough to remember that first time round.

Craftychris said...

Your page if fab and the mirror is awesome. My hand is well and truly up!! xx

Angie said...

Amazing ...you are on a roll with this ...love it ...thanks for dropping by my place...nice to see you...sorry I didn't have cake and coffee ready lol ...I know how busy you are xx

Claireliz said...

Really loving this Linda, your accidental mirror is lovely.
C xx

Weasel said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous - love the bright colours offset by the black lettering with white dots!

Siobhan Brignull said...

luv the mirror so clever of you : )

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