Friday, May 15, 2009

Art Journaling: In The Moment

digital collage journal page 12ins x 12 ins

This is a first for me as hitherto, I have produced pages that I considered to be journaling in that they expressed very clearly how I felt at that particular moment but I let the image do the talking rather than words. Recently, I have begun to keep a written diary, of sorts with the intention of creating journal pages, but this one, with just a few words, is a transitional piece. Over the past two years, my partner and I have been working with a wonderful bereavement councillor who has been helping us to rebuild our lives following the loss of our daughter. This week, we discussed being in the moment which is a very challenging concept for this goal-orientated perfectionist who spends a lot of her time looking into the past.


Eva said...

This is so profound! It moves me! I know some of what it feels like because I was a child of mourning parents (for my 2 brothers).

Seth said...

I like the "distressed" look of this page. So many small touches that makes it quite rich with meaning. And obviously very personal for you on several levels.

Ozstuff said...

All your work is thoughtful, creative and beautifully done, Lumi. Thanks for sharing this touching piece with your blog friends.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Lumi. The best work comes from the heart and sometimes from places in our hearts we think no one else would understand. And they may not completely. But you bravely made the connections for us and that is always to be admired and is always appreciated and makes the piece richer and more powerful for the viewer. This is an amazing and stunning piece in visual and intellectual and soulful ways. This is tremendous work!

Not to get too personal, our very best friends in the whole world lost their only son a little over a year ago. He was 15 and died suddenly and tragically. It has been a very difficult year for all of us and we feel so helpless. I know I still don't comprehend what you all are going through but I have had a glimpse of it. My heart goes out to you. I feel for you and I will always remember you in my thoughts, wishes and prayers. Thanks for sharing all of your journey with us. It impacts people in ways you might not ever dream of or realize.


Gaby Bee said...

This journal page is terrific. Fabulous in every way. I especially love the distressed look of this page.
Gaby xo

Kimmie said...

my heart just sank down to my feet when you told me what your loss is .... I am so so sorry. Writing and journaling and talking will help with the pressure (like a flood that builds behind dykes or levees) but I'm afraid that enormous body of water (pain) will always be there. I am glad to be here if your levee is overtopping.