Thursday, 2 October 2014

Sshh!


This page was becoming way too loud - too many different colours, too many shapes, just a mess. Not even the addition of some circles could save it :)

So I toned it all down with a coat of gesso. There, that was much better. A little quieter.

As the page sat on my desk I thought about how, sometimes, I wish I could 'put a coat of gesso' on the world. Sometimes it feels a bit too loud. Slightly overwhelming. A bit more than I can handle.

When I'm in a crowd; when too many people are talking at once; when it's just too loud or bright or has just gone on too long, I want the world to be quiet.

Just for a bit.

Just long enough for me to breathe; to gather my scattered wits; to recharge my batteries and be ready to face the world again.


I'm joining in for the first time over at Inspiration Avenue where the challenge for the week is words. 



4 comments:

  1. Love it Tracy, you managed to turn down the colours, truly soft pastel feeling!

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  2. I know just what you mean about putting a coat of Gesso over the world. I love this piece, the colors are so restful. And the words are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at IA! I hope you'll be back next week!

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