Saturday, January 11, 2014

Art as Expression

I love my art journal(s), but sometimes, even WITH prompts, you get caught up in not knowing exactly what to do with a brand-new spread... you have your time, your materials, but no motivation!

But! If there is a lot going on in your head (as there typically is, let's be honest), and you even have the motivation of some good music, then give it a little time, and something will begin to come together... below I have a spread I worked on today. I had SO MUCH going on in my head, that I thought an interesting aesthetic with various words might be fun. It was!

But! One of the great things about growing older is that you learn that just because you've a lot to say, doesn't mean you should. Thus I included a little reminder to myself as a finalization of the piece ;) I like it. How about you?

I am participating in the wonderful Art Journal Every Day hosted by artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Come by and visit her blog! Thanks, Julie!

9 comments:

Laney said...

Love how you've expressed yourself on this journal page. I really think that is a lot of what an art journal is all about, and I can definitely see the emotion here. Thanks for sharing :)

Jane Wetzel said...

love your blog and love your words in your head pages lol smileing over hear at your thoughts- tfs

Raylee said...

i like it, & i agree.

Judy Russi said...

I love your journal art --

bananaorangeapple said...

But I like hearing what you've got to say!

sammysgrammy said...

That quote - "just because you have a lot to say, doesn't mean you should say it" is priceless.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

LOL Fun page!

Miriam Schulman said...

I'm thrilled that I found your blog through Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! I'm loving the expression of emotion, it's so unique and makes the page interesting!

kirstin @ LillIBean Designs said...

I LOVE IT!! And I totally need to do something like this!! Awesome journal page x