I have a confession to make. I’ve been trying to find some commonalities in the collage journal pages I’ve been sharing here on my blog in order to come up with more interesting titles for my posts. So far I’ve done okay. For today’s post, I share with you two pages that have to do with time and contrastingly different feelings about it, depending on the setting.
This woman shows a relaxed attitude, as if she just got out of bed – albeit on a mountaintop. The blue, green, and gray backdrop looks collaged together, but is actually all one image I got from a pamphlet.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I love using curtains to frame out scenes in my collages, and this collage was no different. I thought this curtain had a rich, almost rustic-like texture that complemented the rocky terrain. Its shape seemed to mirror the shape of the rock that the woman is leaning against. The rocky surface in the background, near the lower part of the picture was a patch job. There was text in the original image, so I cut out a piece of the rocky terrain from the part of the background that was hidden behind the woman and used it to cover up the text.
You have to look closely to realize what I did.
In contrast to the previous woman, this woman looks a bit harried and a little stressed. I started out with the background image of the white stone church. The white contrasts beautifully against the blue sky. I also love the angle from which the image was shot, from the ground looking up. The church has an old world feel about it, while the image of the woman holding the clock looks contemporary. And the balloons add a pop of color, drawing the viewer’s eye up.
I’d much rather be the first woman than the second, but all too often find myself like the latter. I guess these two women represent the ideal and the reality, respectively.