SJJ – House

The next spread in the Soul Journal Journey was to create our house in a child like style – enjoyed that loads even though it falls off the bottom of the page.  The right hand side is of the flats on the other side of the green and behind the trees, which is the view from my window.  I am lucky to live where I do – almshouses which are listed buildings within a beautifully green oasis in the middle of the inner city.  A young friend visiting from Spain on her return home reported that,  “Jill lives in a park!”

We were then to collage making a pocket on the main body of the house.  As I am playing catch-up I could see what the next step was to be and this was to make paper dolls which represented our family – an interpretation of that was fine.   I am thinking to do family/relationships spreads later on perhaps – but I really didn’t want to do paper dolls.  Not meaning to offend anyone, each to their own and all that,  but it was just too cute for me – I cannot do cute.  So being who I am I did my house and surrounds but no folks.

My house actually does look like the sort a child would draw, a friend described it as looking like a fairytale house.  Here is my spread before and after collage:


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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8 Responses to SJJ – House

  1. Thalia says:

    Jill, I am so enjoying what you are doing for your art journal. Your pages are inspiring and colorful in so many ways. So much so that I have started making my own after many years of wanting to but feeling I couldn’t do a good job. My father was an artist, a perfectionist artist. I have never been able to take a new journal and just play. But I have done so now following your lead. Thanks to you and Soul Food I have been expanding my visual creativity. Thank you.

  2. woodnymph says:

    Oh, Jill, your images are delightful.


  3. Anita Marie says:

    Let’s be neighbors…wow this is great!

  4. Kerry says:

    I love the magical feeling the collage adds…turns ordinary into extraordinary!

  5. Heather Blakey says:

    Now these are just lovely. I have some little ones doing digital representations to show their places. This is another wonderful way to tackle work like this.

  6. paintinglady says:

    Oooh, great paintings and collage, Jill – now that is a theme I would enjoy too!

    kari x

  7. amazonratz says:

    You’ve captured a childlike innocence while at the same time being very artistic! I love them. karen

  8. Lubna says:

    I love your houses Jill – you paint so vividly and freely – I like your style – it’s very pleasing to view:-)

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