Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Rock and the Raven

Totally loved this story this week:

I think there are some beautiful spiritual lessons in it about how our reactions shape our reality.


Monday, February 23, 2015

fire art journal meditations

One of the things I've been trying to do more, is to turn my art journaling into a meditative practice.

With that in mind, I sat down to meditate on the element of fire:

It was a fun exercise. I enjoyed layering subtle symbols, colours and ideas onto the page while meditating on fire.

I was listening to this podcast interview with Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, and he said something that resonated with me that morning: art allows us to access things/tap into things we can't otherwise tap into (or to tap into them differently). I'm paraphrasing really loosely here, by the way, but that's the general gist of it.

When I think of that in relation to an intentional meditation practice, I find it absolutely fascinating as an idea. What, over time, will I tap into with an intentional artistic elemental meditative practice?


Friday, February 20, 2015

loved lately

One of the things that has given me a lot of joy lately, ironically, is the podcast Serial.

It totally fascinated and frustrated me and got me thinking about our legal systems (US and Canada). I love that in the end, you don't really know. And I enjoyed that the show made me think about media bias a lot in the way the story unfolded.

All that random thinking = Joy in Fayeland!

Tell me what you're loving right now...


Thursday, February 19, 2015

scrapbook #BOS sketch

One of the things that I find challenging when it comes to the idea of creating a BOS scrapbook page is figuring out how to combine a text heavy page with images.

I'm starting to play around with ideas and I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Here's my inspiration layout:

template idea that inspired my sketch

This is how I'm going to break up the space for my info:

Dropping the right hand paper column and creating more space for writing. Colours used are just markers, not meant to be indicative of what I'm actually going to use. Looking forward to seeing how it'll look all pulled together. I'll share when done.

For those of you who are trying to do their own scrapped BOS, how do you deal with the text/image issue?