I'm still at Art Unraveled. Looking forward to teaching Wanderlust today!
One of my repeated mantras is how as artists we have to keep pushing ourselves. It's easy to get stuck in a rut and to stick with what we know.
One of the many things that I love about working in an art journal is the ability to keep pushing yourself and to have it documented in book form.
With every page, I ask myself how can I make it different from the one before? How can I push myself? How can I make it work? Can I get over the notion of a good vs bad page? Can I keep pushing myself until I've "said" everything that I wanted to say on the page? Can I let go if I don't love it and turn the page?
As artists (and people) we simply don't know everything there is (though sometimes we think and act like we do.) It's fascinating to me to have that proof of evolution and change on the pages of my journal.