The Heart of the Matter

I was invited to join in with “Buried Treasure 2010” by Seth Apter. I did this last year and found it interesting to review some of my favourite posts, but I picked a theme and not just a post. Today, I am choosing a favourite post – It highlights all the things that were important to me at that time – art journalling in the baldest sense (I don’t tend to write much on my pages!), family and friends, commitments – usually entwined! – and pushing my arty boundaries with colour and restraint!!

Mixed Media Monday“Pink”  Another page of art journalling in my altered book…

heart-of-the-matter

I used paint I had left on my palette from the canvas I’ve been working on to create this simple journal page. I think I’m getting better at letting go and going with the flow. This phrase was in my head today for a lot of reasons and as MMM’s theme is pink, it seemed quite fitting.

My lovely DH is taking me out to lunch and we have to return a George Foreman “Grill & Melt” machine which almost imploded – nearly melted itself last week whilst I was grilling bacon! I’ve had all the models of GFs since they first came out, but never one which seemed hell-bent on self-destruction, like this one. I am not going to replace it either – think I’ll buy me a good griddle pan instead…

It’s been a rough weekend – 10 hours standing in relentless rain yesterday has left me tired and aching this morning, but we had a friend in need, so… His 19 year old stepdaughter was involved in a near-fatal crash last week and is still in ICU, so we’re all a bit tense and hoping and praying she recovers, although that will be a long and tough process. There’s swelling on the brain, crushed vertebrae and more. And, she wasn’t even driving. It’s a scary world when you have teens, isn’t it?

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  1. Gorgeous!!!

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  2. Wonderful journal page!

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  3. I wanted to stop by and say hello after a long absence. Dear God! I send my prayers up for your friend’s stepdaughter. That’s horrifying! I hope and pray she makes a full and speedy recovery.

    I love your journal page! On that grill, maybe you should let the manufacturer know. Maybe it needs to be recalled. I once had a blowdryer shoot flames out at me. I thank God I caught in before it set my hair on fire.

    Rest up and feel better!

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    • Got rid of it, reported the fault and bought a griddle pan! You had a lucky escape with your hair… =0

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  4. FANTASTIC!!!!

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  5. Fee

     /  October 12, 2009

    Nice work Rosie 🙂 Yes scary when you have got teens. My two have cars now and I pray everyday they will be safe x x

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  6. landileroux

     /  October 12, 2009

    This is really a gorgeous piece. Enjoy your lunch, it sounds like you deserve a bit of a break.

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  7. What a lovely and expressive page, Rosie. My prayers go out to your friends and their daughter.

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  8. Sehr schön gemacht deine Karte!!!

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  9. Great journal page!! When I do hearts, my pages go all tacky, this one isn’t, it’s just elegant, so nice 🙂

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  10. I love your free-spirit journal page!

    It’s hard to think about these accidents when you’re a parent. Too close to home for comfort, knowing that there’s always the danger out there for your own kids. All the best to the family, and hoping for a speedy and full recovery. No matter how bleak it looks, good things can and do happen. XOXO

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  11. mixedmediamonday

     /  October 12, 2009

    Rosie this is such a wonderful page – I wish I could get to journalling more – I really need to loosen up and not overthink everything. Your friend’s step daughter is in my thoughts – it is indeed a scarey world! Diane

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  12. Wow, your page is sooo pretty!!

    Such a terrible thing when accidents happen… All the best to the family and hope for a speedy and full recovery, they’re in my prayers.

    Blessings, Linda

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  13. Your journal page is wonderful. I think when you let go and trust your intuition, your work is inspired.

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  14. Amy

     /  October 13, 2009

    WOW!!! Artistic ..Love it

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  15. Love your journal page rosie, and hope your friends stepdaughter makes a wonderful recovery.

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  16. Simply superb journal page. Wonderful artwork.

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  17. Great page!

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  18. Wow, super great page, and i do hope everything will turn out fine.

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  19. Oh, this is so beautiful!! I love the clean lines and soft colors – and your journals are beautiful too! So sorry to hear about your friend’s heartache – I will be thinking of them! Kristin 🙂

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  20. It is a great page, Rosie. Thank you for uncovering your open-hearted treasure. Cheers and happy treasure hunting !

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  21. It truly is a beautiful art journal page! The right colours, the phrase.. gorgeous!

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  22. Great journal page. Simple but effective.

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  23. Just love your Heart of the Matter work. Beautiful color, design blends and composition to make it such a perfect work of art! Just love it. The words have a special meaning to me- which just brings it to an all new height for me. Thanks so much for selecting this to share with us!

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