Monday, October 28, 2013

Take back your heart - Art Journal Page

This is a page in journal made from a mail art catalog I'd started over a year ago but hadn't finished. After seeing some of the lovely work in Suzi's October Art Journal Journey, I was inspired to join in. The theme is 'she art', which I had to research a bit --  'not sure if I got it right or not, but it was fun anyway -- along with the concept of feminine.

There are many directions to go with this theme. This lovely woman was already on the page and is very feminine to me, along with some flowers, because what could be more feminine than flowers? I started looking through a magazine for words and further inspiration, which lead to the discovery of this image of the earth in hand that I decided would look nice with the overall color scheme.

From there, came the challenge of tying everything together with the theme which somehow brought to mind these words from William Wordsworth: 

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away,"

Using poetry in my art always makes me happy. Wordsworth wrote this poem in the 1800's and yet his words are perhaps even more relevant for us today than they were during his lifetime. The idea of reclaiming our hearts through a connection with nature seems very beautiful, peaceful and feminine to me. 

Thanks much to Suzi for hosting this challenge, and thank you for visiting my blog. I always love seeing the other beautiful artwork out there, and for your comments.


  1. I think this is such a lovely painting, and I really enjoyed reading the words you wrote too.

  2. I love both pages, the words, the art, the meaning along with the colours & texture. Beautiful! Shirleyx

  3. this is just amazing.. I not only like your idea of reclaiming our hearts through a connection with nature .. but also how you created this spread....
    it's just wonderful!
    Thank you for beeing with us this month!

    pure femininity for me!


  4. She's gorgeous and I love that poem. It's a really nice page and so very feminine :)

  5. fantastic journal spread and poem. love the she painting really beautiful.

  6. Your words and art are so very lovely Debbie, full of sensitivity. Many thanks for your comment, have a great week-end! xx

  7. lovely post and pages Debbie, very delicate and sweet. Thank you for sharing

  8. Nicely done capturing of the feminine! Fun journal pages for sure!

  9. She certainly does look very feminine! Lovely journalpages!

  10. Beautiful journal pages. I loved looking at them

  11. Beautiful! And it compliments Wordsworth's words so well.