Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Thoughts


One of the questions that I am asked most often is how am I able to journal every day? Where do I find my ideas? How do I know what to write? 

As I've said in the past, I rarely sit down with any preconceived ideas unless I'm feeling very emotional. I make the time to journal every single day even if it's only for a few minutes. I open my book and start flipping through my collage pile to find what appeals to me most at that moment. I go from there depending upon how I am feeling and what I feel like saying.

I am able to do so many pages because I feel like I am barely scratching the surface of me. I want to go deeper and see what evolves. I make my pages to push myself and to see what I can unravel and if those discoveries will help me to grow as a person and an artist. I don't do this to keep myself busy. I don't call it a craft. It's something I am compelled to do. It's a part of me.

1 comment:

Desert Mermaid said...

new potential co-worker at my new job, in my interview, asked me what I like to do in my own time -- said 'mixed media/visual/written journaling'. After I explained what a visual journal was, she nodded very slowly and said, 'what a nice little hobby!' I said, 'Honestly? It's about as much a hobby to me as being a CPA is to you.' She looked stunned, then suddenly got animated and started asking REAL questions about it all. Even before I got the job, I emailed her some links, including (first on the list) the link to your blog. Now we talk about visual journaling every day. HA! (a convert?)