Memory Garden

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“He longs to return to the memory garden of his lost love.”

Musing about the ideals of the masculine and the feminine and the notion of romantic love and the metaphor for a garden of memory came through.  Scent and beauty, the ultimate feminine, the soft masculine of longing to be in touch with that feminine.  It’s both and some and in all of us.  Rarely do we articulate it, but there is no absolute, but always a mixing of the two.  Joining the new theme at Art-Journal-Journey and thanks to Valerie for this month’s theme and for Valerie and Susi for creating this wonderful space.

IMG_5694Found images of the faces and flower in magazine pages.


Background of monoprints of paper on paper with acrylic paint.


Gel pens and sparkling gel pens, black uni pen


Scribbles and squiggles and loose cut flower images from magazines.

IMG_5691Be sure to visit the AJJ site and see all the different interpretations of this theme all month long.



  1. Love it! are the people in the photos anyone you know?

  2. Nancy S. says:

    I love paper on paper!
    I don’t think too many people smiled “way back when” for pictures!

  3. I love the blurred image of the woman, the memory perhaps. The brilliance of this is incredible, the reality of the flowers in your face, the blurred lines, who is who, I could go on and on. Just love, love!!

  4. This is wonderful, I love how you have created your memory garden, and how you have assembled your figures. Wonderful journaling and words, hugs, Valerie, and thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey.

  5. That’s simply GORGOEUS Corinne! I adore what you created here! So glad you are with us every month at Art Journal Journey!

  6. always you make me smile! memories take interesting paths. don’t they! you stirred up a few for me.!

  7. I once was being questioned as part of the jury selection process. I was asked, “Do you believe medicine is an exact or inexact science?” My answer was that it lies somewhere between the two. You see, I totally “get” your offering that “….there is no absolute, but always a mixing of the two.” Apart from that profound observation, your art is a perfect interpretation of it! Well done, my friend!

  8. You got my favorite colors going on there. Live these layers.

  9. What a wonderful mix of colours, and your drawn and painted flowers, are so beautiful.
    Also love you showed him feminine in dressing him as you did, and I believe just like you, that we all hold both-some find easy both, others will not recognise it in themselves !!
    I found joy in seing your amazing background and colours Corrine. xo

  10. This ist a wonderful collage in this theme… and you found the right words at the top. Ulrike

  11. This does look very nostalgic, with the abandoned garden and the spirit of the people who met there.
    Fascinating piece, Corrine, so individual and so you.

  12. WOW your pages are wonderful!!!
    Really great details and mark making that draws me in.

  13. Linda K says:

    super page!! I love how you combined collage, paint and doodling!

  14. johanna says:

    this is a wonderful entry for the ajj challenge… i love all the Details here, can´t stop looking!!

  15. Beautiful, love the combination of paper and ink/paint.
    Groetjes Karin

  16. So pretty and so true that some men really do love deeply!

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