I love blogging. but the words don’t always come easy. I realise I’ve been mainly blogging about art journaling lately because it’s my new thing, but also because I’ve committed to share weekly on a Thursday and if I hadn’t maybe then I wouldn’t have written anything at all. So this weeks post is a combination post about life right now and art journaling too.
My first spread started with a prompt from get messy art journaling, add in a travel brochure (about where we hope to adventure to hopefully this year),then some time on my day off. I felt excited doing this page, it really suits me to tear and glue and with a brochure I found I had no hesitancy like I do with old magazines or books, so it was rip rip rip glue glue ( all the time thinking about being on an adventure/holiday). Then I left it for a few days. This morning when I got up it all looked very different because yesterday Miss S. found out she has been short listed for a scholarship to go on exchange to Germany for 2 months! If she gets it ( which who knows will happen or not) we won’t be going to Thailand this year and if we don’t go this year, will we go next year?, maybe not. Does that mean we have had our last big family holiday and not realized it? Anyway that prompted the journaling “Maybe”, throw in some doodling and I’m calling it done. The next page is a combination of a great quote by Dr. Seuss “Your mountain is waiting so get on your way”. Miss S. is heading off to Papua New Guinea tonight and I am feeling like it is her time to start and go explore/adventure the world (oh and finish VCE lol). Anyhow then I found the image and then I stuck it on some pages I’d already layered inspired by the book The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler ( Thank you library). Then this morning, feeling all the feelings about Miss S. going I wrote a poem. It was actually a prompt by the way, I am not a poem writer, but hey trying new things, being brave, being non habitual, stretching my brain I’m all for that! So soppy poem in silver sharpie, some love hearts for good measure and I’m calling this done too. Oh and I used her fully packed hiking pack as the background before it went in the car, creative right? The last pages are self explanatory. I was so fortunate to travel to Kyoto with my mum 2 years ago (THANKS MUM xx). We had an amazing and wonderful time together, and I had some beautiful time by myself wandering and wondering. So these pages. Then the little doll which was my Nanna’s held the page down for me.
Thanks again for reading or looking and thanks to the Get Messy team and group, because I don’t think I would be so happy on this art journal journey with out you.
p.s and a quick warm up page in my mini art journal/visual diary #stationeryaddict