April 24, 2007

Mournful City

The city is a mournful place that eats at my soul and threatens to still my beating wings ... pecking out my freedom to soar.This is a picture in a New York themed calendar I altered for a journal round robin this month. It had a very gray look and feel and yet I felt drawn to it, so I wanted to leave the picture mostly in tact.

I wondered what it would look like if I tried journaling right over the photo, so I added some grit to the page with
clear gesso. The sloppy lettering is what you get when you don't really know calligraphy and haven't used a dip-type calligraphy pen in 20 years LOL I just trudged on and went with the leaky fountian pen look LOL

Since I already had a bit of a grunge look going I added a couple rubberstamped images at the bottom for this week's
Wednesday Stamper challenge. I was able to manage using my broken carved rubberstamp for this ... hee hee

10 comments:

Vale said...

Karen, I am quite speechless. This piece you've created is BY FAR my favourite of yours. I love how you have used a gray background depicting the city, and the colour mirrors your words so well. Words can't describe how much I love this. You are very inspiring...wow, what a very deep and soulful piece of artwork you've created, my friend!
Hugs! Vale :)

kathy mc said...

I love everything about this Karen. And your writing is wonderful. I love the drips on the page too. This is outstanding.
~k~

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh WOW... your ART is unreal!..
I love this piece so edgy & moody!

Rein said...

Love this, it's wonderful!

Hermine said...

Very beautiful.

fatma said...

wonderful

johanna said...

you really captured the mood and put it into words (with a handwriting, that fits wonderfully!) this page is absolutely devine!!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous, I love the grey and the writing is FAB- very nice.

DymphieM said...

Really wonderful! I love the eery atmosphere you created.

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Karen I really love this page you did, very nice it really speaks to me for some reason the colors and writing!