This art journal page is inspired by hypnagogic images before falling asleep.
The words have been written the morning after.
Last week I was unplugged for 7 days. No Twitter, Facebook, e-mails, reading or writing blogs, not watching the news and so on. It was refreshing! I had lots of time to brainstorm, read, paint or just relax. The first day of being unplugged brought me lots of paint on my skin and journal. This is one of the pages I’ve created that day. This image appeared in a hypnagogic dream, a mandala with spiral movements. As usual I have no idea if it has some meaning, mostly art journal pages just appear and I copy them. Sometimes I combine the night vision with spontaneous ideas which pop up while creating. The background, which looks like the Universe to me, was not included in the hypnagogia but someway I thought it would fit with the mandala.
Last Monday I decided to continue drawing/painting mandalas. I’ll try to create a mandala with inktense pencils for 7 days long and will share them here afterwards. This will give me the chance to learn how to work with inktense (they are new hehe) and also how to draw mandalas without a ruler or other instruments.
Have you ever created mandala’s? I would love to see your work. 🙂
A couple of days ago I created this page when I wasn’t home. I was staying at my BF’s house and took my dreamwork journal with me. After having this dream, I painted it with water color and a waterbrush (my usual art travel kit) on top of an already-made background.
Materials used: (Background:) Ghesso, ink. (Painting:) Water color.
The page is based on hypnagogia: hallucinations and pre-dreams before falling asleep. I saw the image a couple of days ago and decided to paint it, with as much similarities as possible. In the vision, this work was created by a friend – it was impossible to create an identical work, so the mixed media and crack paint (which you unfortunately can’t see on the picture) is typical my style – not his (or at least, that’s what I think since he is not an art journaler).
While putting the first layer on, a rune appeared. Ansuz, which I made more salient when I finished the work. I’m not sure if this message was meant for him or for me, but sometimes we are busy with the same stuff, so I guess we both can work with Ansuz’s energy.
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I am so happy with my new lens. ♥