Thursday, May 14, 2020

Flattening the Curve, Day 57

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Hello friends. Today is 'Day 57' of my mandatory leave from my work site due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and I'm back to show you another page spread I created in my vintage Boorum & Pease accounting book which I am repurposing into a collage journal.

This spread (above) will be the preface. Depicted is Ariel from Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The story of The Little Mermaid has an interesting Jungian psychological theory which involves an unconsciousness vs. consciousness analogy that intrigues me.

As I've explained in my first post on this subject, my intention with this journal is to capture some of the memories I have of my growing up years by utilizing images cut from old National Geographic magazines from the 1970s. By referencing The Little Mermaid in this preface, my intention is to emphasize my own struggles with a lack of awareness which kept me from developing a sense of self and an inability to think independently.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I admire Helen Colebrook's approach to creative journal pages and that prompted me to choose a simple combination of the cut images (mentioned above), washi tape and ink stamping for the decorative elements. This made the process of getting the page done quick and easy. It is now ready for the journal writing, which I will do (at least in part) with a calligraphy pen.

Thank you for looking and I hope you are well. I will be back in a couple of days and share another page spread from this journal with you.

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