Thursday, 11 February 2010

Do you want the truth or something beautiful?

I love collage sheets - they give you a starting point when you are stuck, a finishing touch when you aren't feeling very confident in your own arty abilities, and they are a legitimate way of using the bits of other people's style that you admire. However, sometimes it's good to challenge yourself to create something all by yourself. This page was inspired by my children - I had been reading a book with my daughter about mermaids, and what with Christmas and losing teeth, I get the distinct impression that they are asking ever more challenging questions about things that they just used to accept. Add to that the fact that I got the Paloma Faith CD for Christmas (which has this title) which I LOVE, and this page was born. It was just one of those evenings when I was half watching something on the couch, and couldn't be bothered to move myself to go and find any more materials, so I just used what I had to hand, namely pens and pencils. I find people really hard to do (note the rather surprised look on her face!), but at least with a mermaid, you don't have to worry about legs and feet!


  1. Hi Sarah, very thought provoking. I agree there are too many questions these days! May I be cheeky and ask what pens you tend to use and where do you resource your collage sheets...are they downloads? I have done one journalling workshop with Sue Roddis and another one coming up with Sarah Anderson ..... would like to be a little more prepared. I have done a couple of pages on my own but they seem so empty....YOURS ARE FABULOUS! Sorry for waffling! x

  2. Ni-i-i-i-ce :-) Love the blue/green combo on the mermaid

  3. I am sooooo loving your pages!!!!


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