Thursday

My Creative Space - First Steps in Art Journaling

These are the stages of preparing a notebook to be my first ever art journal (whatever it means) :)





Have never thought, I'd return to paper - the medium of my childhood. Thanks to Effy Wild's generosity I'm participating in her e-course "The Elements of Art Journaling".  Registration is still open here


Having dual feelings about what I'm doing right now:
- thrilled to learn and do something new, to meet Effy and other sweet creative ladies, to forget everything over playing with my stash,
- guilty for the "waist" of supplies, time, energy just to play and grow (seemingly nothing for my classes, for sale or to wear) ...
Don't like the last ones and don't think they have any alibi to crap up my well deserved fun, but they just show me something I thought to be long gone: the fear of "wasting" and lacking of something afterwards...
Back to "work" now :)
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9 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a lovely return to paper. I love the way you layered and added awesome color at the end. This is gorgeous.

Colours and Textures said...

Well done for making a start and I am sure you will find it rewarding.

Cazamataz said...

Lovely, i love the binding of your journal am looking forward to seeing more of your 'elements' work xxxx

Ginny Huber said...

I am enjoying this process, Rita: I kept art journals for a long while (much less organized than yours seem to be!! But i have enjoyed just this week looking back at them. I started with paper collage et before moving to other fiber work. WIll be interested in seeing more from your class and on this blog!

Trece said...

Your pages are so beautiful and balanced! I love the water images!!

Morrgan said...

I know the feeling all to well. I have real trouble making anything for myself, for example, everything "should" go to the shop... It's gotten to the point where I've lost my creativity because of that feeling. :/

Good for you for trying something (kind of) new and fun, don't let that inner voice win! ;) We all need time for ourselves.

mel said...

hello Rita -- i'm so glad you're finding your way back to art-for-fun -- it truly feeds the soul.

your notebook turned out beautifully - i love the way you combined images of the elements together.

i look forward to seeing more of your journey...

:D

sistergemma said...

Intriguing Pages! I am sure that they will have many stories to tell in the days to come. Thank you for sharing these with us.

june at noon said...

Oh, I hope you overcome that fear! You've created such an inspiring space for journaling--certainly that wasn't a waste!