First, know this: I have no idea what I’m doing. As I’ve previously admitted.
I’ve never been much of a private-thoughts journaler (chronicling my life on our family blog is not really the same thing, right?).
I’ve not ever considered myself an artist-artist (you know … paint, skill, etc).
I also am not 100% clear on what (if any) is the difference between art journaling and personal/about me type scrapbooking.
That said …
I did complete 3 pages recently. ….
One was inspired by a documentary Andrew and I watched recently, one by my recent reading/blogging/watching Harry Potter, and one by a loose print of a picture of Andrew and I that I happened to find.
I ALSO went out and got me some colored pencils. Partly because the paper that I got the notebook in isn’t really meant for watercolor, partly because I wanted some more options for color (I have markers and crayons somewhere in storage).
I’m not in love with these pages, but I am proud of myself for trying …. even if it doesn’t come out perfect.
I need to exercise that creativity muscle, keep risking “messing it up” …. even if “it” is just a page or 2 of this art journal.
This afternoon I’ll be posting a few art journaling resources that I’ve found ….
(and started to go through but barely scratched the surface.