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Sunday, June 14, 2009

IF: Unfold

Crysalis

un·fold: to open the folds of : spread or straighten out : expand; to remove from the folds : unwrap; to open to the view : reveal ; to make clear by gradual disclosure; to open from a folded state : open out : expand b: blossom; develop, evolve; to open out gradually to the view or understanding : become known

You can see that I am still fascinated by the work of Juliana Coles. In fact, I ordered one of her visual journal workshop booklets, and I can't wait to get started. In the meantime, I've been studying her work online and trying to use her method of journaling. Here's what she says about Extreme Visual Journaling: "In an Extreme Visual Journal, we are after the rich interior. We are concerned with our own and unique inner, ancient wisdom. We want to find our voice, our style, and our flair for life by documenting our past, present and future in a book. We are NOT concerned with making art. We are NOT concerned with a product or pretty picture. We want to know how to unfold and in that moment, there is remarkable beauty on the page we did not know we possessed." This will be quite a stretch for me.

21 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

This page is definitely from deep inside your inner artist's soul, Alberta. It is remarkably beautiful ...

Hope your Sunday is remarkably beautiful too !

(what kind of pen did you use for your lovely writing ?)

bARE-eYED sUN said...

hi Alberta,

we're peripherally familiar with journaling, only because of encountering it in the bogosphere.

your work is very imprresive, we see what you mean by unfolding your inner-self. not simple at all, seems quite emotionally charged.

thank you for sharing your work,
we'll visit again soon.

..
.ero

*jean* said...

this totally rocks girlfriend...amazing color contrasts and i love the bit of pink journaling....i like your new explorations...i shall have to check it out when i get home....i'm sooo into layers right now...i'm journaling in the blank spaces of my copied pieces and then am going to layer more....

Ozstuff said...

Stunning work. I love the grunge look, especially in the vibrant red. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Unfold. What a great word for a journal piece.

Ozstuff said...

Stunning work. I love the grunge look, especially in the vibrant red. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Unfold. What a great word for a journal piece.

Ozstuff said...

Stunning work. I love the grunge look, especially in the vibrant red. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Unfold. What a great word for a journal piece.

Katherine said...

This is a beauty Kathy, I really like the mood of this one. I always like the little writing you do on your work.

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow another unique piece of art.
Looks so colorfuland great. Fantastic.

Cathy Mendola said...

Love, love, love your new journal pages! Juliana Coles work is wonderful. I've never had the pleasure of taking one of her classes but it looks as though you are able to capture what she teaches.
Great work!
I also love obedient wreckage! great piece!
hope you're having a great weekend and I also wish you a fantastic week ahead!
xoxo
cathy

Luisa Migon said...

One more incredible piece!!!

Luisa Migon said...

Ava, please delete the link to my post!!! I don't know how I do this... :O/

peggy gatto said...

peaceful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Alberta, there's something about this page that touched my artistic soul. It's wonderfully vibrant and filled with life, yet there's a sense of serenity and acceptance about it. Gorgeous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Mariza said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did - the colors in this are BEAUTIFUL together (and I loved skimming your past entries as well!) I'd never heard of Extreme Visual Journaling; it sounds really interesting. Thanks!

Poetic Artist said...

I love this.. Your inner artist soul and you are searching.

Nicola said...

The colours work so well together, and the texture is wonderful. Fantastic piece!!

Luisa Migon said...

Oh, Alberta! The "link to my post" doesn't exist any more! Probably I clicked on a wrong link, and that happened... I'm a very confused OLD lady!!! :O))))

I was reading your and Ava's profile, and you made me laugh, girls! You are so funny, you are REALLY Amusing Muses!!! :O)))

Hugs!

spindelmaker said...

Once again: great colors!

Indigene said...

The expression and depth of color in this is amazing! It is a soulful piece!

Lumilyon said...

Beautiful, beautiful colours! thanks for sharing the work of Juliana Coles. It's so true: we shouldn't be concerned whether what we produce is art or not, we should just be seeking to express a truth. Thanks also for stopping by at my place x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Good morning....I was happy to see you on my followers list, makes it so much easier to be in contact with your gorgeous artwork. Thank you. I have been admiring this art piece and it is excellent...you certainly have a way with color and there is such depth to this piece...stunning. I really enjoyed reading the write up about our reasons for creating art, a much kinder thought than the one generally expressed that it is therapy :) I am hoping to have a few moments to unfold today, thanks to both of you. Enjoy your day.