I woke up the other night trying to hang on to my dream so that I could art journal about it. In the morning, the dream had been reduced to a giant tomato plant which our neighbours were admiring and drinking champagne with some people I’d never met. It got me thinking about the difference between art journaling in a journal that will never be seen by anyone else ever and one which I take photos of and blog about. Is there a difference, should there be ?
Some times the prompts inspire a page which says exactly what I want it too. Other days I end up with an ugly mess. That’s what happened today. It was really unsalvageable so I collaged over it, and wrote dream on it. The journaling is hidden under layers of doodling, gesso and acrylic paint. I guess my point is, I don’t love what I created this week, but I love that I showed up and did something. This is part of my dream, to keep trying to “speak” this visual language, to fill up art journals, to keep drawing and sketching and playing with my art supplies.
Gosh I’m in an over think it mood today, so it’s a good time to wrap this up and make a cuppa! Cheers my dears.
p.s and then I saw this great tutorial by Vanessa and just had to do it right away and it was such a lovely thing to do. I feel calmer after making this page so I decided to add it as a p.s, sometimes p.s’s are the best bit !