Art Journal: Espresso & Chocolate
“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens -- but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it's love and love alone that really matters.”
Back to blues today. The start of these pages in The Noticing Journal? Two photos -- one of a tiny white mug of espresso on the table with my art materials -- and one of chocolates. I had doodled the words ESPRESSO and CHOCOLATE under the photos but when I looked at the page today, the words seemed too obvious so I painted over them and added some washi tape.
The interesting thing about working on pages "later" is the changing of perspective, the changing mind, the changing ideas. I started thinking about espresso and chocolate as beautiful experiences during a day, fireworks of fun, little day dreams of peace and harmony. The quote from Elizabeth Berg followed. Then I decided to use tiny images to sort of balance out the two large images on the top and the text on the left. Little sparks of ideas, tiny images in blues, purples, greens and a bit of orange.