Friday, May 08, 2009
May 1, 2009 journal pages
I thought I'd open up the blog to any questions anyone may have about my journals, my process, classes,-whatever. ;)
If you want to leave a question in the comments section of this post, I'll answer them in a blog post.
One thing that I want to stress about art journaling, it's not all about making pretty pictures. It's not all about spending a ton of time on a page. It's about opening up yourself and expressing in the here and now what you need to express. I did a page today in 10 minutes-it's all the time I had before I needed to pick my son up from school and I started and finished the page in that short period of time. Don't compare. Don't judge. Don't worry about what your pages look like. Don't you dare give a rat's ass about what someone ELSE is doing in THEIR journal. You worry about YOUR journal. Just MAKE. Sit and play with your journal pages. When you're done, turn the page. Don't even look at it now. You can go back and look later on. I don't spend a lot of time worrying or even thinking 'is this page perfect?'. Hell no. The question is 'does this say and express what I want it to?' That's what you're striving for. Total expression. NOT perfection ;)
Via What You Love's blog-which I absolutely LOVE, adore and treasure and insist that you run over there and come back...
You must drop what you are doing and go look at the work of these two artists-
Go. Now. I'll still be here. Just make sure you wipe the drool off of your chin before you return.