Monday, March 12, 2012

A few pages from Flying Cloud...

Roz wrote a comment about wanting to see more of the inside pages of my journal. Most of them are visually fairly boring, I think... A tidge of calligraphy, a spot of color, but mostly blah blah about my life and the universe. Here is a fairly typical page:

I always get excited about sunshine. I like numbers. I write about other people's lives as well as my own... Sometimes carefully, in code, but not usually, so I have to block the names out here.

I don't normally use background color on my pages, but Ricë gave me some Peerless Water Colors a few years back and I love their saturation and purity. While we were having some dreary days, I painted several pages to give myself some color. Here are ten pages in a row:

 I write about dreams frequently, if the imagery interests me...

I love japonica and one of the colors in the Peerless set is Japonica Red... Hence my feeble attempts to draw a japonica blossom.
White Flower Oil, mentioned in the pages above is a Chinese analgesic balm that saved my body this winter. I tore my rotator cuff (muscle only!) on the tree lot this year, and it helped get me over the pain....

 Ricë and I talk on the phone about all sorts of things. We noted that the sun rises later in Midland than it does here in Austin. They are way west and a bit north of us, which accounts for that, but we had fun trying to be mathematical and figure out what was due to what...
There's a lot of discussion about money in these pages. That's mostly because it was tax time - property and state sales tax - and I had to come up with a chunk of change.

Here's another page with some typical illustrations for my journal in general...
You can't really tell it from the picture but the little swirls and the centers of the letters have marks done with glitter pens. I'm sure if medieval monks had had glitter pens available, they would have used them. They are just plain fun...

ps. I like glitter crayons, too!





3 comments:

journalrat said...

Wendy, thank you for posting all these wonderful views. There is nothing "blah, blah, blah" about your life! I love these pages.

And I know that medieval monks would have used glitter pens too—evidence: all that gilding!

wendy hale davis said...

Exactly! Roz. You know they would have...

Serena Lewis said...

These pages are beautiful! Your calligraphy/writing is art in itself.