Friday, September 29, 2017

Get up. Get dressed. Paint.: Dialoguing

My mind simply was not going to let go of the overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, resentment and discouragement until I dealt with them.
I drew a heart on plaint white card stock then used a journaling technique I learned in Susannah Conway’s Journal Your Life e-course, dialoguing.  The idea is to write a dialogue on the page between you and someone/something else where you ‘play’ both parts. Feeling frustrated with the school’s inept leadership and behind the scenes favoritism, I let them have it and I felt better when I arrived at the bottom of the page.

I used my bits of scraps to collage the heart

Thinking about adding it to this abandoned spread in my Listen to My Heart art journal, but it needs something....

I found a piece of left over Sari yarn and stitched it on. Perfect!

The Completed Spread

The next page will peek through the cut out hearts.  Contemplating some hand stitched hearts.
What do you suggest

Joining in at Paint Party Friday.  What color paint is on your fingers?


  1. Beautiful he(art) work. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautifully creative Diane. Happy PPF! :D)

  3. Lovely heart spread page 💕
    Happy PPF ❣

  4. There are some gorgeous colours in this, even though it was drawn from a pile of negative you needed to offload, you turned it into something beautiful.

    I've never really been able to art journal very well myself, but I used to write a lot and I often used my online journal to emotionally offload. Writing can help so much. I would usually then never look at that piece of writing again lest it draw me back into misery. So when you said you were going to art journal it, I initially wondered why you would want to emphasize something negative you had just managed to get off your shoulders, but then I saw that you arted over the top of it all and sealed it off. Efficient and now you don't have to read it ever again :D

    Lovely concepts and execution. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  5. Good for you for releasing that negative energy and what a lovely page it turned into! Really love the peekaboo hearts!

  6. Beautiful!! I love so bright and cheerful art pages and these are gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to work out some frustrations on the pages too. You covered it up with such bright colours and that hopefully makes you feel happy. I feel happy looking at these pages :)

  7. Sometimes through negative energy comes the best art.

  8. I love all the color you use, good to hear you worked out your frustrations, favoritism always smells of dead fish, lol. Thank you for visiting Just Add Water Silly, I appreciate your comment. Visiting from PPF.

  9. o wonderful the pages, fantastic work!!!
    Happy weekend

  10. A beautiful and colourful journal page. It's hard sometimes to get over negativity; there is so much of it around nowadays. But I do find that writing down how one feels on a daily basis does help.

  11. Wow that is some pretty gorgeous anger and frustration!! You have turned something terrible into beauty! I love it!!I sure hope it took you away from the pain for a few hours!! '

    Peace Giggles

  12. What a wonderful, colourful heart and page! So great that you could take your negativity, pour it onto the page and turn it into something that looks so positive and full of energy! I find that writing it all down helps too, even if it's just ink in my (written) journal.


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