Thursday, 11 August 2016

Mushrooms


After working in an old cookery book for months, I've moved into a new journal. I'm enjoying the pale pages which are account sheets. The cookery book had lots of bright and dark blocks of colour which affected the backgrounds I made in it. Now I get to use white space a bit more without having to introduce the paleness, if that makes sense.

Anyway, I sketched a mushroom on this page, inspired by the ones that have popped up in the bed just outside our front door. One day they weren't there, and then they were. Three of them, looking unreal. It made me think about fungi and how most of what happens with them is underground - all the hyphae grow there. It is only when the fruiting body - the mushroom - comes up that you know there is fungus around. This is comforting to me as I am in a 'waiting' and 'continue' stage of my life. Things are moving along as usual, but I'm aware that there are things happening 'underground'. I just don't know exactly what they are yet. Hopefully I'll know when the fruit pops up.

In other news: I've finally joined instagram. You can find me at sojournertracy.




16 comments:

  1. really nice, happy PPF

    much love...

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  2. Lovely page with the huge mushroom. We always have lots of wild fungi growing here, very interesting. Shame you don't get to pick blackberries, I always enjoy my home-made jam! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Lovely page with the huge mushroom. We always have lots of wild fungi growing here, very interesting. Shame you don't get to pick blackberries, I always enjoy my home-made jam! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. A beautiful page! The white space is perfect! Would fit the Nature's Wonders theme at Art Journal Journey as well Tracy!
    Happy weekend and happy PPF!
    oxo Susi

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  5. It's always exciting to start working on a new art journal, which I compare to taking off on a new journey. I love mushrooms, so I'm smitten by your page. Blessings!

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  6. ooh i love your page with mushrooms,lovely colors.


    hugs jenny

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  7. Beautiful artwork - I love your mushroom and the lovely soft background.
    Great texture and detail.
    Gill x

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  8. Your mushroom piece is beautiful. So very much detail. And I love the writing on it. I agree, the texture is lovely. genie

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  9. Yay for a new journal! I love the mushroom page. It's a super drawing and the colours are wonderful :)

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  10. What a lovely mushroom sketch and you can see you are loving those white pages with all those beautiful colours and textures. Stunning! J :-)

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  11. Beautiful page! Love the colour and texture! There was a time I had mushroom canisters that I loved!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Fantastic journal page. Mushrooms are such interesting things. I love how you can see the background through the colors. Hugs-Erika

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  13. Wow! This mushroom is very nicely done. Great shape, colors, and detail.

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  14. Lovely 'shroom, Tracy...love the push/pull of this!

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  15. I too love mushrooms. To eat from store or the wild kind. I live near the woods, forest area. So I am familiar with them. I had the fairy mushrooms if you ever heard of them. They will circle themselves around a tree or whatever many tomes on your property or others. If you google your browser. And write Story of the fairy Mushrooms. It tells a story. If you believe in Imagination. This story would be for you. Beautiful art work.

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