Sunday, January 4, 2015

Art Journalling - This could be important...

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.

BE FABULOUS!








10 comments:

  1. Yes there is something very freeing with art journalling although I am rather new to it too.. your pages are amazing,, love all the details and colors.. enjoy creating!

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  2. Popped over from facebook. Love everything about your new journal. ALl the layers and the color is WOW.

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    1. Thank you for popping over. I'm glad you like it. I'm really glad I have taken to jump and began art journaling.

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  3. Oh my, this is so pretty and pleasing to the eye. I want to start an art journal this year as well. Would you consider showing us a step by step blog post or video on how you created this page? I would love to learn from you. Thanks, Shelly

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    1. Thanks Shelly, Its only my first art journal project so a step by step at this stage would be challenging lol. maybe sometime in the future.

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  4. I am not an art journaller but I LOVE what you have done here. Just beautiful.

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    1. Hi Di! Thank you for stopping by. I watch your utube clips and am just amazed. xx

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  5. Wow, this is stunning, and I too never really 'understood' the whole art journaling thing... I too needed a reason, a purpose, a practical use.... I was wrong! I am just starting this journey and can't get enough of it!!!! Thanks for sharing, I will be following you! Cheers, Vicki

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    1. Hi Vicki, thanks for stopping by. We can begin our journey together. I have just posted my second page.. I am on a roll lol

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