I think this was my last, or my second last spread I did before quitting Effy Wilds BOD/BOD class…
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So, it has taken a while, but I have finished another spread! It helped that DH was around today to take over dog supervising duties… Love him (both the dog, and the Husband 😉 ), but I am finding it really hard to create with 2 dogs always in my lap, and one chewing on my fingers all the time. So I am enjoying the art time while I can get it! 😉 (sorry, the picture is a little crooked…)
Yes, I did write the date as August. Ha ha! Have no idea what I was thinking. Changed it to October… Also, this picture is a bit gold-er then the original. The prompt was “Find a poem and let it inspire your journal page”. This one spoke to me when I saw it, and it had a simple, elegant feeling to it, and so I tried to mimic that in the spread.
So, I have come to a few realizations. As much as I am enjoying doing a lot of art journaling (and I do mean a LOT), this isn’t really working for me. I find that I am striving for quantity, and not getting the quality that makes me happy. I look at them, and thinking, yeah, that is ok, but I am not making stuff I love. And I am feeling a bit stressed. This is art, who needs stress? So, I think I am going to slow it down a little, and focus on the quality again. If I only make one every 2 or 3 days, I can be good with that.
And in a similar but unrelated note: I was looking through old art journal pages the other day… I found one that made me pause. “I could do this better,” I thought to myself. So, now the question is, I want to know what YOU do. Do you fix it and make it better, or do you leave it to look at and see how far you have come?
(Peek at the one from a year ago.)
Okay. I am much happier with today’s spread. The them is Fall, and I chose to makes it about some things I love, instead of doing a scene. This one has a doodle feel to it, and the colors make me happy. And in true form, I did this one in my journal upside-down. But it wouldn’t be one of my journals if at least one of my spreads wasn’t upside-down, right? 😉
So what did you create today? 🙂
Today was a meh day. I got a good start on a spread. They I ruined a spread. Then I started to make it better. It is not finished. It is getting better, but I am still not happy with it. I am going to let it sit, and I will come back to it… This one is called “Last Day of School”. On a better note, I got a few backgrounds done, for when I need them later in the month….
So, I have decided this year I am not doing NaNo this year. But I love the challenge of it all. So they I heard a friend was doing NaNoJourMo (art journaling). I liked the idea, but wasn’t excited about someone assigning me songs they like (that I may or may not have even heard of). So, I have challenged myself to one page a day for this month. I put together a can with random prompts, some written by DH, some art journal prompts I found off the internet, and some journaling/warm up prompts I found on the internet. I am going to draw one blindly every day, and use it as a jumping point…
Here is my first one: The challenge was about the cartoon character you find most annoying…