Art Journal — Circle Game

And the seasons they go round and round….one of my favorite songs by Joni Mitchell inspired my doodle circle piece which I manipulated digitally to soften so I could add one verse from the song. Crayons, posca markers, pastels and distress markers all filled in this layered piece. Rehab is taking up quite a bit of my time and energy, lots of energy, but we are going to leave the rest to the experienced carpenter and work on clearing the yard.  The yard is a layered circle of bramble on bramble on trees and vines, a whole tapestry of circular layers all it’s own. The seasons are going and I want to find the time to enjoy them, so brute force is out in pulling down the layers in the house, and soft notes are in for working the land…circlesCircle game

Life is a carousel, hop on and enjoy it.  Linking to Art-Journal-Journey

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22 Responses to “Art Journal — Circle Game”

  1. pamelaarts May 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Nice…I like circles and Joni too….

  2. lkr1995 May 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Lovely, Corrine! Two of my faves combined! Have a beautiful weekend! 😀

  3. Marilyn J. Rock May 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Love this! I’ve always loved Joni’s song! Have a great weekend! xo

  4. Valerie-Jael May 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Fantastic piece, just LOVE this one! Hugs, Valerie

  5. froebelsternchen May 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    just wonderful dear Corinne!
    Thank you so much for supporting us so well over at Art Journal Journey!

    and happy Sunday


  6. jenny3008 May 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    WOW,i LOVE it!!soo wonderful you have chosen this theme,great idea with go and round,beautiful qoute,love this.
    happy sunday.

    XXX Jeannette

  7. Judy Shea May 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I love circles…and colored ones are even better.

  8. Jackie P Neal May 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    What a beautiful page- and also one of my all time fav songs! Love Joni!!xo

  9. Margik May 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Lovely page and beautifull colors. Great quote!

  10. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest May 4, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    ahhh L♥ve that song and Joni too!
    your circle page has lots of depth and interest and softness too dear Corrine…
    Don’t work too hard

  11. Carolyn Dube May 4, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Great words for you circles! Such a gentle feeling to this – hope that means you are being gentle with yourself with such a massive undertaking!

  12. Kay Wallace May 4, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Another bit of you that I am meeting for the first time, Corrine, and I am loving what I am seeing…and hearing from this new piece. I absolutely love circles, and yours today are especially appealing!

  13. Dorthe May 4, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I love it is a merry go round, Corrine- , I can see it on your circles going in and out of each other, to meet again, in a new spots ,-and so look forward to see photoes of your garden land and its circular life !
    Hugs from Dorthe

  14. lorrainescrafts May 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    great song lovely piece

  15. jill eudaly May 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Fun post! It’s that time of year to reclaim our yards. Overgrown yards can be beasts! Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Enjoy the spring air when you can and make art!

  16. Terrie Purkey May 5, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    rehab? what did I miss? Did you go overboard clearing that brush? Circles are always great, therapeutic to draw and full of lots of symbolism. Hope you’re okay.

  17. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 5, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    I’m drawn to circles in my art, but don’t think about them when I do yard work. I like how you tied your art to the rehab house. It shows where your mind is, even if it’s a subconscious thing. Sure like your digital softening of the circles, too.

  18. Jessica Sporn May 5, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    lovely and wise. I, too, have made a pledge to stop and enjoy the season – especially after our long winter. xo

  19. Kim Mailhot May 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    A sweet celebration of circles here, Corrine. I hope your weekend was a treat, in spite of all the hard work. Happy Cinco de Mayo !

  20. NancyLee May 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    I do like the softness and the colors. Looks like you are seeing many transparent pages glued together.

  21. Marjie Kemper May 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Singing along with you and Joni!

  22. Anie Baum May 15, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    great depth!

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