Hold me closer…

Mixed Media Monday – this week’s challenge is to create a piece of art based on/around a song, or piece of music that moves us. I’ve created using Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” before and it still haunts me. This evening I was talking to DD about her future plans – so much pressure on kids to decide what they want to do before they’ve even experienced life per se. She’s a gifted dancer, but also gifted academically and I can often see her being pulled in two (or more) different directions.

I sincerely hope that she follows her heart and dances, if that’s what she wants. After all, she doesn’t have to stop studying and her future may well lie elsewhere later in life, but for now she will dance, because she “can”…

So here’s the journal page I made, with the Muse upon me, about my “Tiny Dancer”.

TinyDancer-MMM

I’m not very good at drawing, so the tiny dancer, although drawn freehand, is deliberately very feint!! I’m still a bit unsure about this whole art  journalling quest I’m on, but I do enjoy creating these pages, so it’s gotta be good, right? Also, it must be one hell of a lot cheaper than therapy!!!

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24 Comments

  1. wonderful work!!! I love the colours and the dancer is wonderful….

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  2. mixedmediamonday

     /  September 27, 2009

    Rosie, this is a beautiful piece, with a beautiful sentiment behind it. Your DD is blessed to have such a supportive mum! Diane

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  3. Beautifully done, Rosie. I like the colors, and the overall page layout.

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  4. Amy

     /  September 28, 2009

    I think your journal page is wonderful and yes, art can be therapy..that is why I do it!!
    I wish you well in your art journey.

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  5. you created a special piece!!!

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  6. This is so beautiful and heartfelt rosie, I love it!!

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  7. What a beautiful piece of art!

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  8. Rosie your page is wonderful!! thanks for sharing!!

    Linda

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  9. this is great Rosie!!

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  10. very beautiful journal page, and the drawnballerina is very beautiful. i agree with you, for me is it also a therapy.

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  11. I love that song and a ballerina was probably easier to draw than a crocodile rock or rocket man – and much prettier anyway.
    Very lovely journal page.

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  12. So great, lovely work!!

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  13. Jacqui

     /  September 28, 2009

    This is a lovely page – i do admire your ability to ‘get on with it’. i have made the 3 journals and managed a few watercolour backgrounds but no actual journaling yet – it’s a big step!! LOL

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  14. Oh, how this entry goes straight to my heart! I shared the same dream, so I really enjoyed reading your post today. Tiny Dancer is also one of my favorite songs of all time. You piece is just beautiful, Rosie, so full of love and support. Your daughter is lucky to have a mom like you teaching her the importance of creative expression and supporting her dreams

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  15. Wonderful Rosie – this piece speaks straight to the heart of any mum who has the best interests of their child at heart – they need to know at this early stage that of course they “can” – lovely choice of words!

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  16. Wonderful work Rosie!!!

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  17. I do find art journalling helps process the stuff of life, especially the bumpy stuff!

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  18. Very creative! Loved it!

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  19. You tiny dancer is lovely! I think the overall piece is gorgeous, and every component melds together beautifully.

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  20. Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

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  21. this is lovely!

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  22. This is so beautiful, and so touching!! You two have a beautiful mother/daughter bond, and this is a beautiful expression of life! I’m mailing you on FB in a few minutes!! XOXO

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  23. Wonderful card

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  24. your page is brilliant Rosie, all the more special beings that it’s from the heart! I think you’re got the journaling down dear gypsie!!! I am progressing much slower with the journaling class, had computer probs for a while getting the classes loaded … that’s only one excuse 😉 I’m inspired … all the best to your special tiny dancer! oxo

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