Growing Wild

For this collaged journal page I painted and stencilled the background, then added photos of my garden, images and words cut from magazines, washi tapes, and pressed flowers.

I love to cut words from magazines and junk mail and save them to use in art projects. I look for words that speak to me. Sometimes I will add one or two words to a journal page, other times I will arrange random words into a poem.

I have had a plain wooden box sitting in my studio for ages, and decided it would be perfect for storing my words. I painted it and then chose some of the words to create a poem on the lid.

I love how a few random words, some scrappy images, and a little imagination can bring nature to life on the page.


16 thoughts on “Growing Wild

  1. Wow, there is such beauty in your words and also your artwork – I love it! What a fabulous idea to collect words from magazines and junk mail πŸ˜€. You have created the perfect place to store them too, it would make me happy everytime I saw and opened the box – beautiful! Your pages are stunning too with the flowers and birds, it looks very spring like so I’m thinking it must be Spring where you are? I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, sorry I haven’t visited earlier but we had an unexpected surprise with friends visiting so I now have a lot of blogging to catch up on …lol πŸ˜‰. Thanks for sharing your amazing makes and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x


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