The thoughts and works of a caffeine addicted artist!
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Thing-A-Day - Day Eight
Thank you all so much for your kind concern over my arm.
I woke this morning in pain and decided to get it checked out by a doctor. It appears I have sprained/torn a muscle in my forearm, although I have no idea how! I was prescribed strong anti-inflammatories and, after just two, I am feeling much more comfortable. I tend to avoid pills as much as possible but in this case...Woohoo for drugs!
It's been a full day but I did still manage a journal page. I sketched from imagination again using a green profipen and watercolour for tone, the stars were added in coloured pencil to pull my ramblings and my sketch together compositionally.
On completing the spread I was intrigued by my colour choice, I believe we make these choices for a reason even if we are unaware of our instincts at the time, so decided to look up the 'meaning' of Green...
Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well being Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the colour of balance, it also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe colour. Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia. Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.