Tantalizer 275: Premonitions - From New Scientist #826, 28th December 1972 [link] “Methinks I am a prophet new inspir’d”, says John of Gaunt in Act II of Shakespeare’s King Richard II. I...
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Review of Connection
A SoulCollage® card - Glorify Patterns - digital collage using images found in magazines
This week has been a busy one. On Wednesday we had Jim's brother and family here. My mother-in-law stayed on for several days. We also had two parties to go to - the second I wasn't able to go to as I'd overdone the dancing at the first! I'd hoped to see my sister at the weekend but hadn't recovered sufficiently; I'm a victim of my greatly improved energy but, as yet, unfit body. Then the book SoulCollage® turned up and it has helped me get back to where I wanted to be - making cards!
I hadn't given myself many exercises to do this week but I kept up my morning pages and my appreciation of synchronicities. (For me the main route to knowing I am connected is through synchronicity.) I also did some creative things with my mother-in-law who used to teach art - that was fun! I forgot to photograph the wedding anniversary cards that we made and they've been given already but imagine copper dragonflies on a green pond and you'll be most of the way there.
Joy Eliz's version of the Hanged Woman turned up at the start of the week too - thank you Joy! Well-timed and very beautiful.
As many of you will be aware I do love synchronicities so making an image to embody this was an early one on my list. (And no I don't really have a list... that was just a figure of speech, I tend to wing these things... maybe I need an image of a Winger...) I felt that I needed to show this by using patterns so I started with lots of images with patterns in but most didn't make it to the final cut. I like the simplicity of this image as it is now. Also I love the way faces appeared when I reflected slices of the picture to fill up the space.
I've already blogged this card today on my Card blog and another, Hurt Body. I like having the cards in a separate blog but I can see there will be a fair degree of repetition of images between blogs.
Here are some fairies my mother-in-law and I made; hers is the one with the crown of beads - mine are the attendants: