Thursday, October 1, 2009

Forever Young

I was inspired by Zinnia in her weekly journal prompts to create a journal page around a song that gets you moving, makes you happy, etc. This is not technically a journal page but I thought a digital journal page would work for me right now. After I made this sketch, every time I looked at it I kept thinking the words young, young at heart, freedom of youth, etc. and all of the emotions that go along with that.

So Zinnia's prompt kept stewing in the back of my mind. And then the song came to me: Rod Stewart's, "Forever Young". I have always loved that song. It just makes me happy and brightens my mood instantly. So if I did make a tangible journal page it would include all of these elements.

I love journal prompts. Kimmie has some awesome journal prompts on her Healing Art Journal page. I find that when I don't journal my thoughts or feelings I can start to feel the blahs set in. So I'm really trying to keep at it either digitally or in my Moleskine on a semi-regular basis. I am almost finished with the de-cluttering and reorganizing of my studio space. Hopefully I'll finish it up by this weekend and be back at work in there very soon. My fingers are itching to get covered in ink, paint, paper, glue... all of it!


Michele said...

OOooh I like this one! Very pretty. She reminds me of someone famous I think, but can't quite put my finger on it. Hmm, I'll have to think about that.

Great job on her hair, and eyes. I have the dress in the background. :) I think I used it in a journal page.

And I've always loved Fovever Young too! In fact don't tell anyone this, but I saw Rod Stewart in concert 5 times when I was a kid!

Can't wait to see your next creation! I wish I could think of who she looks like, she keeps staring at me, and it's on the tip of my tongue...

I'll let you know when it comes to me. :)

Lori Saul said...

This is a beautiful journal page- and its expression is young and hopeful. Full of dreams and things to come. Wonderful art!