I am doing a course called Soul Restoration with Melody Ross. It is having a reboot at the moment and I am following along with the posts and videos on FB.
I enjoyed doing the art journalling physically last time but spurred on by doing intuitive collages with Shelley Klammer I am making digital images this time.
During the SR course you have to look at the lies that you tell your self. I have been ill with irritable bowel and tummy migraines for years and felt out of control around food so I made these journal pages using the free mix app
I love the loo rolls at the bottom of this image 😂😂😘
This time around I feel engaged with the ideas and the art process.
Yesterday I prepared food to take with me ( I can’t eat processed food and too many additives can upset the balance) sometimes this seems like too much effort. I need to print the images out and take them with me.
Whilst out I didn’t buy anything sweet or have a hot chocolate and I felt like I had the courage of my convictions. This may not seem huge, but I have have to take small steps !!!!
Watching a video on FB about what my truthteller is like ( someone or something that you can carry with you to help you ) sounds a bit fluffy but I feel like I could do this at the moment and it’s was important to me. I remembered a family constellation session that I attended run by Polly Pring last year during an art retreat in Glastonbury. ( Polly Pring on FB) I was a bit sceptical at the time, but Polly asked us to conjour up an image of all your family tree behind you giving you support.
I wondered if I could make an image digitally to represent this using found images on line
I liked the sky on this so I cropped the lady and rotated the clouds to give the impression of an ever increasing cloud of relatives steaming out behind me.
I wanted to add the feeling of the constellation session too , so I found this
I wanted a single figure for the truth- teller cloud to be feeding into.
I also found these figures by Vladimir Kush on a family constellation search
And I wanted a tree
I started layering the images in the ImageBlender App
I cropped and resized the dancing figures several times to feel like they were in the clouds and added the constellation faces around the clouds
Then I added the tree and the single figure – it was tricky getting the right amount of light around the figure so that she looked like part of the tree
This was the image when I had finished layering in Image Blender. I wanted it to be more orange. So I edited it in my image editor on my photo app.
Great description of your digital piece Tess! I still love our digital letter journal we did together which propelled me into taking an excellent class from Ivy Newport that goes beyond combining images and instead building fun art pieces. It used a free program called Eraser and one called repix. I haven’t posted on my blog for a while but will plan to do a post on it if I didn’t do it already. Anyway, I love your family tree art piece!
Thanks I will have a look at those Apps