Art Journal — Journal as Mood Board

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I’ve been away from the studio table for several days while working on the farmhouse rehab.  This weekend I was noticing a blush beginning in the trees, the goldenrod beginning to fade and the daylillies drooping to the ground.  As I sat on the new deck and looked out at the yard of the farmhouse I was contemplating the future vegetable garden and the connection of food to nature to life to cultivating not only the ground but the soul.

After working inside the house for a while, I just had to be outside.  I always seem to move outside to the yard.  The farmhouse yard is definitely calling to me with it’s potential and I feel such peace there.

As I dipped into some journal time today I manifested all those feelings into a mood board about sustenance and nurturing and balance.  Journal as Mood Board.

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  1. Great idea!

  2. Through the whole farmhouse experience, your work reflects your mood.

  3. This is so true. Wonderful post! Hugs, Valerie

  4. I just love this.

  5. I very much like the idea of “cultivating a soulful connection to nature,” Corrine, but count me out on that warthog meat! Seriously, I really love this journal spread. I think I have actually spent more time that I have looking at, enlarging, then contemplating the sections as your have photographed them. Really interesting piece which has made me stop and ponder…

  6. Wow- do you have a stack of papers you have already compiled or are you tearing as you go? What a great spread! Everything goes so well- and leaves much to think about- “)

  7. what a great post! glad to see the possum recipe made it! I’d love to see the whole thing in person!

  8. wonderful!

  9. This is wonderful and must have been such fun to put together, full of soul and good living!

  10. Great collages, excellent words. P.S. was it you who recommended A Map of Glass?? I’m loving it! Have a great day. xo

  11. This is just GORGEOUS Corinne!

  12. I wish the world would find a balance between what arrives on our plates and nature, and I wish I myself would take more time to understand and do something about it in my own little world, -but pondering as you did is a great start, Corrine -and your moodboard will for some time go on making you reflect on this big problem.
    Love your thoughts and how you put them on your paper !!
    Dorthe, xx

  13. Beautiful collage, love it. Lot of interesting things to see

  14. Wow I am impressed by your collage…all fits so perfect together, melts in onanother! Love the message too, of course and my eyes where caught by those yummy tapes you use :P…
    Such a joy to look at!

  15. Wow! I’m catching up with my blog watching and am glad I did not miss this one!
    Love the old black and white photo with the wonderful, bright colors!
    (Possum Stew…. YOU have southern blood!!)

  16. I just love this…now I know why I’ve been taking home all those Vegan menus and paraphernalia – time to crack open the art journal:)

  17. Bet this was so much fun to make. Our blush is in full swing here too.

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