Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Journal


I have always kept a diary and over the years I would pour my heart out about my life, thoughts and emotions, I never kept an art journal or sketchbook. Whilst on my mixed media journey after a passing comment I realised that I could be drawing as well as writing my thoughts in the same place and expressing more than one side to my creativity.

How too do we do things because ‘that’s the way it always been done', 'my mother did it and her mother before that’ and if we took a chance and did it slightly differently we would open up a side to our lives that we might never have been aware of.

Its not a big thing starting an art journal, but it has been a really fulfilling activity, this coupled with coming in to contact with so many other artists who are using art journals to express their creativity it was like a window had opened. What areas of your life have you thought could do with a change, however small, it could make the world of difference.

2 comments:

  1. I love going through journals! Do you buy the Stampington Art Journaling magazine?! I bet your drawings are gorgeous! Hope you are well....I'm behind on email. I will drop you a note soon ;-D

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  2. Ella, I've not yet brought the journalling magazine yet, will take a look. all is well will hear from you soon.

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