I've found time recently to start working on my poetry art journal. This is a collaboration with 7 other wonderful ladies from Get Messy - we've each chosen a poem and created a journal, these will be sent to each of us and we will create art work inspired by each poem in the respective journals. I decided to use Nikita Gill's 'To the men who burned witches' because I thought the imagery was interesting, and also because I liked the feminist theme.
I bought a Moleskine Art Plus Japenese Accordian album, and re-covered it with something lighter so that it would be cheaper to post, this also enabled me to paint the cover in a way I would not have been able to before. I stamped and embossed the title on the front. I have created a place for all the artists to sign their name on the inside cover and glued in the poem so that everyone can read it quickly when they start to create inside.
We are each making 3 spreads in everyone's journal and I wanted to create mine before sending it off to everyone else. The first page uses some pictures from a magazine that I have been hoarding. They look so magical, and I believe the woods hold a special kind of healing magic. The quote is one of my favourite feminist quotes.The first page is an acrylic painting of a face, and the journaling is an affirmation. The second page is about alchemy, and making potions or healing elixirs - I created some found poetry on this page too. The third page is an acrylic painting of a face, and the journaling is an affirmation. Finally, because the accordian album has an extra page, I painted the background in a acrylic and added a picture from a magazine and a quote.
If you're interested in following the journey of these journals, you can read about my contributions on this blog and can follow along with all of use using this hashtag on Instagram.