Monday, August 4, 2008

Journaling


Working on my journaling pages, but I find I like the visual aspect more than the journaling/diary part of it. I've been a self talker (in my head usually, btw) ever since I can remember, so I work out things in the car or the shower or while I'm painting a background, so it seems to work itself out before it comes out on paper.
This set of pages is from Sarah Whitmire's journaling prompets, and I liked doing it because it was one word descriptions instead of being coherent on the page. I liked it because it opened up some visuals for me and I played then with some of the other layers. I can't say I'm totally thrilled with the outcome and this "beautiful" presentation - but it was fun and told myself when I started that it wasn't supposed to end up in a magazine anywhere.
I get really hung up on pretty and perfect and presentation, so I have to push myself to just play with concepts and techniques.
I'm going to try this again with different colors and different stencil shapes.
I also need to get back to the paper dolls portion of Sarah's prompts - to go into my hometown drawing. I've had too many ideas, so I just need to stick to one and get it done.
Starting Yoga class tomorrow!!! Inhale...Exhale...

10 comments:

Sandy said...

YAY! Yoga tomorrow!!! Cant wait to hear....
I love your journal pages and they are "beautiful". I am much like that too about perfection, orderly, even/equal. Why? I meAn I love everyone elsea work that is not so perfect- I think we have some past demon in our brains- the one that told us to color inside the lines. I wish to purge this demon immediately. I do love your journal. I think I am going to go play in mine. I'll post my pages later. Here's to creativity.

notmassproduced said...

I'm loving these pages - totally scrumptious

Connie said...

Great journal pages! Love them!

Peace & Love.

notmassproduced said...

ps congratulations you won my give away - can you email your address so i can send the book?

grrl+dog said...

Do you think it's a lesson to loosen up and draw outside the lines? I struggle with my six pages too.. dammit, I want my pages to be beautiful too. Keep going grrl! Oh and congrats on winning NMP's give away.. one less bit of stuff for her.

grrl+dog said...

P.S. I just started..ooh.. I hurt... yoga too, and it will slow down all those thoughts and help the art to sequence itself, I reckon.

Sandy..... said...

I love your pages~! I stop by your blog often, I don't know why I never saw (or at least comprehnded anyway...haha) your reference to Sarah Whitmire's journaling prompts! Than you for sharing...I think I may have to work like crazy and get caught up!

Mary S Hunt said...

thanks for visiting me mistie
your pages are looking great!

Anne said...

These pages are gorgeous! I just started an art journal following Sarah Whitmire's prompts, but I'm not as far along as you. You can see mine on my blog (click through my name to get there): Gaal Creative. If you'd like to trade blog links, let me know! :-)

Anne said...

Thanks for agreeing to trade blog links! I've added your blog to my list of "Art and Soul Journalers". :-)