Thursday, 21 July 2011

Art Journal Every Day/In The Sun

(Secret Siestas)
From the
journalling e-course
I used the prompt
'Secret Siestas'

In a previous life I must have been a cat.
I can ALWAYS sleep during the day 
but rarely allow myself to - 
unless I'm not well.
The intended 5 minutes 'power nap'
turns into an hour which could easily
turn into another hour which then......
and then the whole afternoon is gone.
Such a waste of time.

But on those rare occasions when I succumb to 
a siesta I creep upstairs to the day bed in the loft.
It's lovely and quiet up there, I can just hear the 
birds singing. No one knows I'm there, 
except maybe darling Rosie Mae,
who snuggles up with me 
(it's the only bed she's allowed on)
and we snooze together.
She dreams of chasing rabbits, while
I have strange, convoluted, complicated dreams,
which is why I chose that background for my journal spread.

And I wake up really grumpy.



Letticeleaf said...

Jo, I NEVER sleep during the day, the main reason being like you I wake up very, very crotchety, plus I always fancy something sweet to eat! As you get older it does seem such a waste of time, especially as the BIG sleep seems just a nano-second away. LLX

Susan T said...

I have to confess I have started having 'power naps' I think it is age catching up with me. I too have the most vivid dreams. When I wake up I need a few moments to come around, it is the strangest feeling.

I can just picture you tucked up in your cosy loft with your darling doggy. I stretch out in MY chair in the conservatory, complete with blanky if it is cold. The family have got used to me saying 'I will just have five'

I love your snoozy work today, especially the depiction of your dream world

SusieJ said...

What a sweet and happy post Joanna.
I love your page and the back story.
I find it difficult to sleep during the day (even when it would do me good) so end up just resting and reading with my hot water bottle aka Max.
Hugs xx

craftattack said...

Great journal spread and post, can just picture you with Rosie Mae snuggling on the day bed and dreaming your respective dreams....I love an afternoon sleep too! Hugs, Valerie

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Wow that really is an amazing art journal spread. Hehe.. it's a little after 5 am here in the US and i'm on my lappy in the dark in bed... I saw your widget at the top and it's like my alarm clock next to my face. Then I see that picture... haha

Jane Housham said...

I'd LOVE a loft with a day bed... I'd never be out of there.

Monica said...

That is a terrific journal entry. it looks as if you really understood the KK technique. I never sleep in the day unless i downed a couple of glasses of wine!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

hi joanna! i love your art journal spreads. This one is delicious and lovely, giving me a peek into your day (sometimes). I know what you mean about 5 minutes turning into . . . more! So I don't do it unless I am really tired. I like the thought of you and rosie cuddled up on the approved bed for her! And how is queen suzi? I hope she is faring well. xo lenna

martha brown said...

Oh, I can't nap -- my naps usually turn into big 2-3 hours sleeps and then I get crabby because I've wasted the day :). I love this journal spread! It looks so peaceful.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I loved your work! My dreams are sometimes also like that: complicated and interesting.

Georgie Horn said...

Sweet journal page! I love to take little naps during the day.

Virginia said...

Absolutely fantastic page - now the question is what's the background - looks like some sort of manual but I don't know what or where - do tell!

Joanna said...

Thank you Virginia - the background is actually a small piece of wallpaper sample I've had lurking for many years in my stash! I refound it again the other day and thought I must find a way to use it (it's not very big). Ta da! It is now a complicated dream pathway!


Jewels said...

Heh - I'm getting used to more contemporary images in your art (so used to your vintage stuff). This is a great spread and I WISH I could powernap - maybe once I retire (LOL). J

Katie said...

nicely go lay your head down,girl. Zzzzzz

bad penny said...

Bliss. I'd love a bed like that ! Great page.

missy k said...

Lovely dreamy pages.....

Sleep during the day? Ha!

Chance would be a fine thing :)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

lovely dreamy journal pages Jo.
I was up at 4am this may just need a little siesta today!! ;)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love your journal spraed,Jo!!Have a wonderful weekend.