I stepped away for a little bit and suddenly it’s September, Spring, nearly school holiday time and the end of another Get Messy season of art journaling. What !!!
I hopped off the Get Messy habit Merry- go- round to see what would happen without the commitment to producing and sharing my art journal pages each week and guess what happened ? Yep, I didn’t create pages each week using the prompts. This was a good thing because I reinforced the learning that external commitment is a great motivator for me, but also because I really needed some time to just do the daily reality/parenting/wife/work stuff and I so needed a little more space in my life. Phew!
I had some ideas brewing, but it seems so rare for me to have the house to myself these days and I wanted the music up loud and to be able to spread all my stuff out without feeling self conscious. I’ve realized that I can art journal best in solitude, which makes me a little sad, but for now, that’s just how it is.
Today I had a window of time ( sorry sweetie I am not coming to the hospital with you for your infusion). I hung out the washing and proceeded to “get messy”. The best fun , and seriously I feel pretty great right now.
Here are my pages and a peek at my messy fun. There were some wonderful tutorials this season and as per usual I didn’t do them all and plan to try some of them in between seasons. I hope to be back before to long, I feel so rusty typing this post and really don’t want to lose my blogging mojo altogether.
So here’s to knowing when to step away and when to come back, to knowing what you need and having the courage to ask for it.
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