Shel's journal finally arrived with me this week. It's the last one for me to work in for the circle journal. It's both sad and satisfying to come to the end of a project.
Shel's journal is titled Nature Spirit. As with all the journals, each artist gets to interpret the theme in their own way. For me, it made me think of trees. Lots of blogs are talking about autumn and its colours. As it is spring here, and the weather is getting hotter, I get nostalgic for a British autumn where I can shuffle through crispy leaves while there is a crispness in the air - what I am used to for November.
For inspiration I used a poem I wrote after visiting a botanic park during autumn. There were pools of brightly coloured leaves gathered at the base of the trees that looked like reflections of the canopies above them.
As there were some empty pages in the journal, I did a second page - hope you don't mind, Shel! - a sketch this time, of a Banksia seed pod. They look as if they're covered with little mouths.
As the autumn colours also fulfil the challenge at Art Journal Journey, I will be posting this there as well.