White On White

I am starting a new journal in a new way and all I have to show for it are a few blank pages. Or are they?

White On White

I wanted to get a look of age on these pages ~ you know, wrinkled, rolled a bit, with creases and rubbed spots.

As modern women, we have learned to abhor and dread such a process. Rather than see our aging faces as beautiful, we use such words as ravaged. The art I am interested in doing these days has a ravaged look (decayed, worn, cracked, torn, stained, wounded, broken).

As a white candle
In a holy place
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.
…………~ Joseph Campbell

Now there was a man who understood beauty!


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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6 Responses to White On White

  1. Elena says:

    Love the minimalist grunge!

  2. Deb Sims says:

    We are all broken and wounded in some way. It is part of the human condition. It’s too bad that our society doesn’t see the beauty in the lines and marks we earn with our smiles and tears.

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  4. I love these new pages! What fun to play on such field. I can’t wait to see all you do with them.

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