Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art Journaling

I have talked a few times about my decision for this year that I need to do something creative just for me. Something that is freeing and just messy and good with no rules, and for no one else. I just need a creative outlet that I can do everyday that is just because, not for a class, or a magazine, no rules, it can even be ugly as heck...JUST FOR ME to be getting my hands dirty and expressing my lil' heart on some surface or another.
I totally need this.
So I decided on Art journaling.
I have wanted to start an art journal for quite some time but never seemed to have the time. Just like reading, getting exercise, and taking any other time for me I am realizing that I need to MAKE the time to do the things that nourish my spirit and then I am much more good to the people who rely on me. The time will never just make itself, it needs to be a choice.
Choice made, done deal, it's ON!
Here's a few bits of some of the making that has been going on, all works in progress for now.


Kelli said...

Good for you for taking the time to make something for yourself. The last thing I made just for me...breakfast. I plan on doing something crafty today, between getting my hair done, music class and card class!

Lisa Cutler said...

Even tho its just for you, I hope you share. Your creativity soooo inspires me, esp. your lettering and I'd love to see what you do.

Its tough to make time for ourselves in our busy lives, but you are so right - if we're happy and satisfied, so is our family!

Chris said...

Just stopping by to say hi from Art Journaling 102. Love your style and it's great that you are taking some time to make something for yourself. See you in that gallery!

Mandy (UK) said...

Oooohhhh... Art Journalling ...yum. Creating without boundaries... You Go Girl!

Mandy (met you in Stratford England, last year... I'm the one with the cute & amazing Granny in Scotland who crochet's flowers :)

Sooz said...

Love your work...am enjoying the Art Journaling classes with Dina - looking forward to seeing more of what everyone shares in the gallery. Eye candy and inspiration galore! (Speaking of INSPIRATION...are you going to be at Inspired again this year?)

Christina said...

It'll probably be nice for you not to have to create for a magazine, a project, etc.
I can't wait to see how they turn out!

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