Yesterday I showed you the last page of one of my journals from my Composing A Life: A Journal Box series. While the journals are all finished (for now) I plan on still adding to the box occasionally. I will share it with you as I do.
In the meantime, here's my latest journal cover. I started working on this on the 22nd of December. I have about twelve pages to go before I finish. I LOVE this journal (I say that about all of my books.) The pages fold out (I'll show you that soon.)
I started a (rant) discussion on facebook yesterday about how exasperating it is that my art that I love so much (art journaling) isn't taken seriously. It's not a respected art form even though artists have been keeping them for quite some time! The classes aren't taken seriously either. It's considered "craft" (by that I mean, a hobby. Not Craft with a capital C which is something entirely different and is treated with respect.)
To me, art journaling is right up there with breathing and eating. It's something that I have to do. It's not something that I do to occupy my time or to keep idle hands busy. It's something that I am most passionate about doing and encouraging others to do so as well. Making art in a journal is not something new. However, maybe we can finally elevate it to the level of respect and recognition that it deserves in the coming years.