At retreats, in shops, in friends lounge rooms and on social media I have been sitting looking at all these people creating art journals.
I would be truly amazed when watching the process and seeing the results.
Mixed media is taking the scrapbooking world to a whole exciting new level and to be honest any time I tried to incorporate any techniques into my traditional style of scrapbooking I was a little freaked out. I also wondered about the purpose to the art journal as they were not using any photos? That was until recently when I was sitting in a doctors surgery supporting a friend. I looked over and saw a woman sitting quietly in the corner of the room with art journal and pen in hand. I looked at her face. She appeared calm, content and completely mesmerized by her journal and what she was creating. She was beautiful.
There it was, right in front of me. The reason for me to begin my art journal journey.
My art journal now has a purpose.
I want it resonate messages that are personal to me.
I want it to send messages to inspire and wisdom to support family, friends and other creative people.
I have not participated in 'the word for the year' this year but I think I have found something better.
Over the next twelve months I want to create, be calm and content just as that woman in the doctors surgery demonstrated to me.
Here is my first page, the beginning of my art journal journey.