One of the things that I loved about working in this journal, Joie de Vivre, was how much thought I had to put into it. There are a lot of cut out pages here and I was very conscious of where an image would go on a page where the cut out would show it peeking through.
One of the things that makes me crazy is when folks say that art is mindless, brainless or requires no thinking. Art making to me (especially art journaling because it's such inner work) is a very thoughtful process and experience. It's all about working in the now and unfolding onto the page. There are thoughts, decisions and actions that all need to be considered, processed and worked through. To say that making art is mindless is to completely miss the point.