Thursday, August 9, 2007

Struggling with theme for August

I have been struggling this month for the theme of my journal page. To me, a theme, although not necessarily a design, is helpful. But August is a difficult month, with a lot of negative associations, and so thinking about a theme has been hard. I've journaled about it in writing, talked about it with friends, gone to bed every night thinking about my journal page. Then today, I believe everything came together, and when it did, it was effortless, it just flowed into my mind, I picked out beads, got my fabric, and am set to go. It's funny how things work out. I guess I just needed the time, and in doing so sorted out a lot of issues, put them in perspective, and started to move on.

4 comments:

Sacredartist said...

Seems we must sow seeds before we get a garden. This takes a lot of faith, at least it does for me. Glad your seeds are popping out some fresh ideas for your next page.

beadbabe49 said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your august piece...I've just loved the colors you use in both the bjp pieces and your lovely jewelry!

Sacredartist said...

I wonder how you are doing in coming up with a theme. I thought about an idea for you. Look through your beads or buttons and pick one that speaks to you for this moment that you are in. Where will you put it on your page...in the center because that is where you want to be or on the side. Maybe add other objects found or otherwise. I don't know if this helps with some ideas but I thought I would share it anyway.

a2susan said...

Thank you, beadbabe and sacredartist for your comments. I really like the idea about the button and its placement - I might use it for Sept. I did finish my august mandala, I didn't title it, but if I did it would be something like "Black and White with shades of Gray."