Monday, January 5, 2015

Louises page in Momento Mori


Momento Mori has certainly been challenging us all
 as it makes it was around our beautiful country.
 I have been thinking about this one for quite a while.  

We had a huge storm sweep in recently 
whilst I was contemplating the fact we are all very mortal
 and as I watched it gather power and overcome all the challenges
 in its path at such a ferocious speed
 I started to think how short a time all life has,
 be it that raging storm, ourselves or the trees around us.

I took those themes 
and was also inspired by the colour pallet
 of that sunset storm for my pages. 


First of all I did a black stencilled background as I was so inspired by Roz's gorgeous background. I wanted mine to look like trees in a wild storm with gathering darkness. 

Then I created all the elements I wanted to use in my spread, the clock face, the wings and an hourglass and I recycled some gold packaging I have been holding onto for ever to make my letters and played around with placement for a couple of days. 


Then I came across this great quote by Ansel Adams-

Öur time is so short
And the future so terrifyingly long.
Through the art of brush, pen and lens...
We possess a swift and sure means
of touching the conscience
and clearing the vision. 

So I had to add that.


I decided to make "Tempus Fugit" time flies,
the flying clock as an openable page in itself,


that reveals the quote and the watching hour glass.

I have also done a walk though this journal
 and published it at River Girl Art  if you would like a peek.

Working in this journal also bought to memory another quote- 

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do 
with your one wild and precious life?” 



6 comments:

  1. Love your page Louise and happy that you were able to find some inspiration from mine. Just what I needed to hear right now...thanks!

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    1. I love your work Roz, your pages are always so lovely <3

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  2. Your page is beautiful Louise, I love all the elements and your thoughts behind it. Can't wait to see it in person :-) xoxo

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    1. You will love it Mon, it is something special.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. I love the way you used the storm to choose you colour palette!

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