Sunday, February 28, 2010


As music can be interpreted in so many ways I really had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do.

Eventually I cut four notes out of paper and did a collage with different pictures showhing music in many senses.

For the background I wanted to create a black page. I used water soluable crayons but as I applied the moisture the black faded into a dirty grey. Not so good! The lines for the notes were drawn with pitt pens in different colors.

I still like the journal page but would have prefered if the page would have stayed black.

This week I tried to collect ideas about the theme first and then start making the page.
I had quite a lot of ideas and I finally decided to do a kind of jazzy page. When thinking about Jazz music the first picture that comes to my mind is that of a smoky jazz club with dimmed light and saxophon music. Cliché, I know. So I looked for a picture of a saxophon player and found the one of Winston Marsalis. Then I thought about what kind of background I would like to do. Because I think that a picture should speek for itself I settled for different jazz lyrics.
To add a little color I draw many notes flying out of the saxophon some got lost on the page.

This week I am really proud of my page. I had an idea, thought about it for a day or two and then created a harmonious picture.


  1. I think both your pages are good.
    Have you ever tried black gesso?
    If you had used that on the first page and drawn the lines in gel pen it would have really popped - probably as you were imagining!

    Happy journaling.

  2. Thank you for this suggestion. I will try next time.