Have I told you that collaging is harder than it seems. That and I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I like art journaling, and so even if a million days go by and I’ve created nothing it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about a cool piece or looking for inspiration everywhere. Continue reading
I’ve got stacks of magazines and I honestly do not know where they came from but I’m sure glad I have them. I’ve been going through the same copy of InStyle magazine for the last month and everyday I see something new that I can incorporate in my art journal.
This week’s pages were mostly experimental magazine collage pages. As I’ve never done a collage before, I was hesitant because I didn’t want to waste good material on a potentially messy page. But it’s all part of the journey, finding what works and what doesn’t.
One of the reasons art journaling has been such a difficult task for me is my overthinking everything. I think above all else, I really enjoy cutting up magazines and buying art supplies and imagining putting a page together.
When I plan something in my head and it doesn’t go the way I had imagined it would go, that’s a real disappointment. So I’ve kinda just stopped putting too much thought on the how and just dove in and created whatever my hands felt like creating this week. Enjoy!
Home with nothing to do during the July/August vacation means I have no excuse when it comes to art journaling. It’s been a long, rocky road for me with this process but I’m getting into it since I’ve been back from my year abroad.
Today’s Daily Prompt asks:
We’re entering the final days of 2014 – how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?
At the beginning of 2014 I was super pumped about creating an art journal and filling it with awesome stuff and sharing it. Very quickly, however, my desire to create and share ran thin. I have a habit of not following through, so here I am with yet another unresolved resolution.