Friday, 31 July 2015
Tending to the roots
Continuing with my exploration of flourishing and all things to do with growing, I'm thinking about roots. For me, that means staying firmly rooted in God, making sure that my relationship with Him is healthy. It also means making sure that the soil I'm in is the right sort for me. I can't do anything about where I am, but I can make sure that I do all the things that nourish me, and avoid, as much as possible, the things that deplete me.
This is one of those pages where several things didn't go as I would have liked. I really liked how this circle turned out. It reminded me of a planet. I love the colour mix and the shading. But it's right at the bottom of the page, so couldn't become a focal point. Never mind.
I pulled out some colours from the checked paper. Unfortunately the red squares I put on the page were way too bold. The dark green I added to give them dimension didn't help. So out came these gelli-printed labels. They were a start. The white acrylic finally drew things together for me and had the page heading in the right direction. It's funny how a simple cover-up can end up making the page for you.