I love that quote, it seems to be my theme these days.
This week the get messy art journal challenge kicked off. I thought I was ready…
I’m a complete beginner and I thought I’d throw myself in the deep end by signing up for this challenge, knowing that some structure, prompts, tutorials and the company(and inspiration) of other art journallers would be just what I need to help me learn how to artjournal. Well I still think that, but now I know it might be a little more challenging than I had anticipated.
I had my art journal and supplies ready and I managed to find a window of time to sit down and work with the prompts. I was sitting there looking at my art journal and prompts thinking what now…..aarrgh! Blank page syndrome threatened to paralyse me. So I sat with that uncomfortable feeling and just started scribbling some ideas down, then some more and some doodles. Nothing made it to the art journal, I packed things into a to be continued pile.
The next day I followed on and made a page. Phew, one page down. Then I happened to read a really helpful comment on process in the private getmessy facebook group and I felt more equipped to start my next page. Anyhow, I’m learning that:
I think I prefer alone time without interruption to get into that really creative zone.
Once I get there, it kind of feeds of itself, and ideas start popping up all over the place.
That some of my pages will be too personal to share and that’s ok( you might be breathing a sigh of relief lol).
And that to get messy I’m going to have to get organized and schedule in time on my days off whilst I have the house to myself ( whereas I can doodle in the midst of mayhem).
So I’ll share my pages here sometimes, sometimes on Instagram and sometimes only with my cat. I wonder how I’ll be feeling about my artjournalling this time next year?
p.s These are my first two pages done with get messy prompts, Season 1 is Love, I still have one more prompt to do before next weeks prompts are out. Maybe this weekend I’ll whip up another page.