Saying yes to opportunities that inspire me and challenge me creatively seems to be a theme for me these days. So last year when I signed up for The Collage club , it was with a sense of adventure, of daring and risk taking. One good thing leads to another and through the Collage group I was inspired by someone who does art journaling, and then the opportunity came up to get involved with “get messy art journal challenge”. I like what I see here, there are several “teachers” who provide prompts and inspiration, there is no obligation and there seems to be a community aspect to it as well via Instagram.
So I subscribed to the emails and have been getting messy with some of their prompts over the last few weeks. I am actually quite excited about this, art journaling is something that really appeals to me but doesn’t come easily to me, not yet anyway! I have learnt that for me having some structure or framework for my creativity to fit into works for me, a bit of structure, a pinch of instruction and a liberal splash of inspiration mixed with some encouragement to taste LOL oh and a dash of accountability too.
I’m think I’m going to enjoy combining colour, words, collage, watercolour, drawing and different mediums plus some of my creative juice to come up with art journal page. I feel like the more I do the happier I am with what I’m coming up with. So here goes.
I hope you are getting some time to do things that make you happy too.