Art Journal – Aries Ingress

Mixed media collage. Various magazine images, tissue paper, permanent marker.

Rough and unpolished, you can see every little blemish in this one – but I really liked the composition, so there’s that! Realizing that I used a lot of pink images I’d been saving up, and paired the pink with red. My mother always told me pink and red clashed, so this is my revenge. <grin>

Aries Ingress

Art Journal – Pisces Ingress

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The image above shows a goddess figure, seated on a lion. Her meditation is serene within the swirling blues and purples of the dream sea. A dusty purple flower blooms to her left, and a fish rises from the deeps to leap in the waves.

Materials: Printed rice paper, tissue paper, acrylic paint, acrylic gel medium – gloss, soft.

A mixed media piece I just finished today in my art journal, honoring the movement of the sun into the tropical sign of Pisces. Pisces is mutable, watery, and traditionally ruled by the planet Jupiter. Modern rulership has been attributed to the planet Neptune.

Under the snows, the earth slumbers and dreams of the greening to come.

Geranium and houseleeks


Photo © Michele Montserrat