So the best thing to do when like that is to escape into the crafting world.
I think that this piece really does reflect my feeling of vulnerability.
I started by guessing a journal page and grungepasted through a stencil. I really liked this look.
I scraped some Liquitex Texture Gel glass beads with a palette knife for added texture.
Next I built up layers of scrim, lace, deli paper, buttons and flowers. I had dried an alchemilla mollis plant from my garden a few days ago and after Snowflake frescoing it I attached it to my work.
I finished off with a sentiment….."The fullness of life does not come from the things outside us. We ourselves must create the beauty in which we live."
The fragility of the plant and the paleness of the work also reflects my feelings today. The jigsaw pieces seem to indicate that sometimes all the pieces do not come together and them being obscured with paint makes it more difficult to place them. Gosh, getting a bit deep.
This journal page has helped me to feel better and I have enjoyed losing myself this afternoon.