Lisa's Rust Journal
Lisa (the Wright One) chose one color for her journal.
(Unlike some of us [me] who had a hard time choosing just one hue!)
Lisa's color, Rust, is not only a color, but also a substance.
So, lots of possibilities there.
I had an event-filled July and would have
changed most of what happened if I could, so when I finally got
the welcome time to sit down with Lisa's journal
I had visions of bits of rusty treasures . . . keys, buttons, and
other interesting found items. I discovered something about myself then . . .
I've always thought I was a hoarder of such bits and pieces. But soon found out
there was not a rusty item in any of my stashes. I was disappointed!
But with no time to go on a scavenger hunt,
or to sit around waiting for things to rust,
I had to create rust with what I had on hand ~ paint.
Rust calls attention to the passage of
This is another one of those double posts ~ Inspiration Avenue's
theme this week is "Time" and I think rust and time go hand in hand.
The final journal page. I think rust has a sadness to it, emphasizing
times past, things no longer wanted or needed.
Eventually disintegrating completely. As has been pointed out
(thought it was Neil Young, but I discovered it was said before he said it)
"Rust never sleeps."
I liked the complimentary colors of the orange rust and the blue sky
to signify there is always hope in darkness.
(Below) Not part of Lisa's journal, but I love this photo for its rust.
Times have changed in the Steel City since the early 20th century.
No longer a bustling, smoky steel town.
The smoke stacks are quiet, the sky is blue not gray.
An abandoned steel mill rusts on the Monongahela River.
I'm also joining Paint Party Friday this week.