Altered Book: rev 2.0

"Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars.
Not these stars, nor any others.
No one controls your destiny."
— Gregory Maguire, Wicked

This page started with a really simple background made with a brayer. The original page is shown at Altered Book: rev 1.1. I drew the letters in black Gelly Rolls and this week I'm really getting into the detailing of the letters (it's almost meditative), as I did with Messy Pinks.

How I wish I could write as poetically!

"Those who dream by day
are cognizant of many things
which escape those
who dream only by night."
~ Edgar Allen Poe

With art journaling DOING the page is really the point of all of this. There is no rush. You could work on the same page for a week, a month, it really doesn't matter how many pages you crank out. And if you write one word on a page in pencil, and that speaks for you that day, cool. Who is telling you otherwise?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this quote. It's actually been going through my mind since I found it the other day. It's almost spooky, hence the witch at the corner!

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