Monday, January 5, 2015
Louises page in Momento Mori
Momento Mori has certainly been challenging us all
as it makes it was around our beautiful country.
I have been thinking about this one for quite a while.
We had a huge storm sweep in recently
whilst I was contemplating the fact we are all very mortal
and as I watched it gather power and overcome all the challenges
in its path at such a ferocious speed
I started to think how short a time all life has,
be it that raging storm, ourselves or the trees around us.
I took those themes
and was also inspired by the colour pallet
of that sunset storm for my pages.
First of all I did a black stencilled background as I was so inspired by Roz's gorgeous background. I wanted mine to look like trees in a wild storm with gathering darkness.
Then I created all the elements I wanted to use in my spread, the clock face, the wings and an hourglass and I recycled some gold packaging I have been holding onto for ever to make my letters and played around with placement for a couple of days.
Then I came across this great quote by Ansel Adams-
Öur time is so short
And the future so terrifyingly long.
Through the art of brush, pen and lens...
We possess a swift and sure means
of touching the conscience
and clearing the vision.
So I had to add that.
I decided to make "Tempus Fugit" time flies,
the flying clock as an openable page in itself,
that reveals the quote and the watching hour glass.
I have also done a walk though this journal
and published it at River Girl Art if you would like a peek.
Working in this journal also bought to memory another quote-
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”