I'm into my second week of my second month art journaling, so I'm at a place where I can make more observational insights on my process.
I start journaling in the middle of my notebook and work my way out to the front and back covers.
It sounds completely random, but, ironically, I work this way because I still haven't embraced the randomness of art journaling. I start from the middle of my notebook because I can't commit to my first page yet. Maybe because I've decided to start a fresh journal at the beginning of each month, I can't help thinking of each notebook as it's own individual project with a beginning, middle, and end. I think of the first page as an introduction of sorts and I can't commit to a concept for it until I have a better idea of what the rest of my content will be.
So, some aspects my of art journaling do develop organically. My mood and mindset influence the content of my pages and the first page I create for the month seems to set the tone for the rest of the journal. Each page, in a way, builds off of the rest and, in this fashion, I organically develop a set of themes I want to explore.
This month, I'm very much preoccupied with the end of summer, how I feel about the passage of time, and my desire to experience life more fully. My mind is swirling with ideas for the rest of my journal, but for now, I leave you with my pages for this week...
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.