Spread #75- Less Is More November 5, 2009Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
My journal pages seem to be always overflowing with images, textures, colors, lines, and words, sporadically jotted down, scrawled and scribbled in layers upon layers. I am all for mess, don’t like sterile surfaces…I love a good mystery. I am mostly in favor of putting more ‘more’ than less on my pages…not that big on Minimalism. But when I came home from Journalfest with a spiral Journal I made from scratch, out of bits and pieces of recycled papers, wax left over papers from previously done painting, gluing and gesso’ing, tissue and sand papers and used images of mine, I didn’t know what to do with it. Here it was, ready for me to journal on, but I didn’t. You know why? Cause I liked it ‘just the way it is’, Minimalistic in nature, yet full of character and strength. I didn’t need to do anything to it. I like this journal. So I’ve decided to let it be. To honor that book, scanned a few of its pages, and let it speak. I did add this picture of me as a little girl; it has that same quality as the pages of the book have…a simple image recalling a whole world. No need to always use so many words or images, or lines, or too much of anything to say something profound.