So I had this post scheduled to go up Thursday morning and couldn't figure out why it wasn't up. I checked when I got home last night and realized I had saved it as a draft. Duh! Sorry about that friends! So, what I had planned for today, I'll post next week, okay? Okay!
Today I wanted to talk about art journaling. I've heard this term thrown around a lot, but never really understood the concept until last Friday when I read SUE'S BLOG. She posted a link to an article about art journaling and it finally clicked with me. I about smacked myself in the forehead. Duh Becky, why didn't you get this before? It's basically drawing, sketching, stamping, collaging (is that even a word), or any other technique that strikes your fancy, into a book. Just make sure you leave some space to write. Then you journal, about your day or your week or I guess how ever often you feel like it. I thought it would be really cool to try out. I didn't want to invest any money into a new journal so I thought I'd try this out in my faux SMASH journal. I've posted about that before HERE, HERE and HERE. I thought this might be kind of a cool thing to add to it anyway, right? Right! Now I must warn you, my creative craftiness lies in the paper arena NOT drawing, BUT that is not what the spirit of art journaling is about my friends. It's about letting yourself be free, just to create! So without further ado...my first art journal pages.
The first picture I used my Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons and blender pen all the rest I used my Prisma Color pencils. Some pros and cons for me of this process... I really liked just being crafty and getting to play with color. It was nice to have something portable to play with. All my tools fit in my lap. The cons for me were that I had a hard time with the flow. This was something really outside of my box and I had some difficulties with it, but I think it was good for me. I'm going to keep at it and see where it leads me :)
Have you art journaled before? How is/was the process for you? I would LOVE to hear about it. Side note: I'm feeling the urge to shop right now, but want to wait for all the new CHA stuff coming out right now. Anyone else feel this way?
Okay, what's up for your weekend? We don't have anything planned. It's supposed to be HOT again, so maybe some pool time or a movie night is in order. I definitely need to get crafty, lots of cards and projects on my to do list! Thanks for coming by today. Have a GREAT, GREAT Friday and weekend and I'll see you on Monday!