My art journal is coming right along. My favorite time of the day is the time I spend with my art journal. It's very therapeutic and relaxing and I'm so glad I started on this creative journey. I have completed several backgrounds in my journal, but have yet to write on most of them.
I've managed to get over my fear of the blank page, but now I'm trying to force the actual writing, which is causing me to hit a creative brick wall. I decided that rather than getting frustrated I would set them aside and wait until the words come to me. Chasing them will only make them run faster and further away.
This is one of my very favorite backgrounds, and my first 'somewhat successful' attempt at layering. I put the paint on with a damp makeup sponge wedge and wow, the texture it created was wonderful and so much different than using a paint brush.
One of my main sources of inspiration is looking at the artwork of others. I just finished reading my issue of Art Journaling Magazine. It took me a month because I read it cover to cover and I try to just 'soak up' some of the creative energy from the very talented artists featured in the magazine.
I have ordered the Winter 2010 issue, which will hopefully come this week. What a beautiful and inspiring magazine this is! Full of tips, techniques, and pictures of amazing work.
The weather here has been so cold, perfect for getting cozy and playing in my art journal, which is what I'm off to do now. So until next time, be inspired!