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17 August 2019

Worry Not

Week 33 in my mixed media collage journal,
with my main inspiration this week from the poet
Algernon Charles Swinburne
& the monochrome Wanderlust class by Kasia.


to the wandering wind, who knows no rest
for the weeds that now lie dead
to the question that is left unasked
for the tired that ne'er can sleep
embrace the muse of change and worry not



I used
Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer,
a black Faber-Castell watercolour pencil.
the vintage lady image from Mary Green
at Green Paper Packages,
photo corners from Paperchase,
old dress pattern paper,
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape,
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards
(the ticket & numbers),
piece of paper from an old typing manual,
piece of homemade washi style tape
printed images from Shawn Petite
(the word "muse" & grid paper)
the word "discover" is by Hot Off The Press
& printed text.


10 August 2019

Stand and Stare

Week 32 of my
Poetry Reimagined
project in my mixed media collage journal,
with inspiration from poet
W H Davies.


why do we have no time
to stand and stare
at clouds rushing by
birds up high in the air
to count the raindrops fall
and listen to the windblown trees



I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencil,
old dress pattern paper,
a Cicely Mary Barker image
(cut out from an old book),
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape,
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs
& printed text.


02 August 2019

Be Careful

Week 31 in my mixed media collage journal.

Another week when the poets did not inspire me,
so instead I captured my thoughts today
following a documentary I watched yesterday
on Netflix entitled
The Great Hack.



look again, nothing is as it seems
in this twisty turny upside down world
where white is grey and blue is red

a deeply furrowed brow behind every masked head
take care, beware, be careful what you think


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
 Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape,
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs,
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
Stampington Washi Tape,
image from Percy & Bloom
(bingo card numeral),
& printed text.

28 July 2019

Seek Thankfulness

Week 30 of my
Poetry ReImagined
project in my mixed media collage journal,
with inspiration from poets
Rudyard Kipling
& Gilbert White.


seek thankfulness each and every day
be on bended knee or arms raised high
with heavy load or light of foot
in deep solitude, the curious mind employ
find soothing melancholy joy


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
an image from Shawn Petite (background)
a Cicely Mary Barker image
(cut out from an old book),
& printed text.

19 July 2019

The Earth beneath my Feet

Week 29 in my mixed media collage journal,
with inspiration from poet
Rudyard Kipling.


with no way forward, no way back
here lost I am, trapped in this moment
unable to find a path to anywhere
I take a breath to focus, regain my centre
to feel the earth beneath my feet


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
Tim Holtz Pocket Card,
washi tape by Stampington
& printed text.

13 July 2019

Hope

Week 28 in my mixed media collage journal,
inspired by the poet William Wordsworth.


whose home is everywhere
oft-disregarded daisy
unchecked by pride
carries sweet memories past
with a hope for times to come


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
a Faber-Castell watercolour pencil,
Tim Holtz Distress Marker
(black soot),
an image from the Graphics Fairy,
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
Washi Tape by Stampington
& printed text.

07 July 2019

Standing Alone

Week 27 in my mixed media collage journal,
with inspiration from poet
William Wordsworth.


standing alone in the bright summer's morn
as quietness fell I closed my eyes to hear
nature with all its wondrous sounds
of unseen creatures on the wing
and songbirds hid deep in leafy trees



The new theme on Wanderlust Class is
people who inspire.

This page is an acknowledgement of the inspiration of
Tim Holtz.


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
Metallic Rub-Ons (Brass & Colonial)
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs,
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape,
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards
& printed text.

28 June 2019

Golden Buttercups

Week 26 in my mixed media collage journal,
inspired by the current Wanderlust theme of
Floral
with inspiration from poet
Elizabeth Jennings.


betwixt the dainty daisies
see the buttercups staring at the sun
richly coated in bright gold
reflecting the wealthy light
glowing as if lit from within



I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
old images from Percy & Bloom,
a Cicely Mary Barker image
(cut out from an old book),
gold leaf applied over Sakura Quickie Glue,
Tim Holtz Distress Marker,
Tim Holtz Design Tape
& printed text.


21 June 2019

Come to the Window

Week 25 in my mixed media collage journal,
inspired by the poet Matthew Arnold.


come to the window
sweet is the night air
the sea is calm
the moon lies fair
listen, hear the eternal note of sadness


I used images from the Graphics Fairy,
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
Tim Holtz Design Tape
& printed text.

15 June 2019

Along the Shore

Week 24 in my mixed media collage journal,
inspired by the current Wanderlust theme of
Floral.


along the shore, blued to a driftwood patina
a window all the way to the ocean
faint rainbow clouds dissolve
then there was nothing, nothing there
nothing there to see


With inspiration from
Amy Clampitt
Percy Bysshe Shelley
& Vita Sackville-West.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Marker
(antique linen),
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
Tim Holtz Design Tape,
images from the Graphics Fairy
& printed text.