Friday, April 17, 2015
So, while I've been creating a crafting space for myself and my mental health, I've also become obsessively fascinated by Art Journaling. It's probably no surprise to you since you may know how much I love Tim Holtz and using his Distress products, but it's been a bit of a surprise to me. I feel like I'm getting to know myself again through my interest in mixed media and exploring creativity outside of the bounds of my geometric scrapbooking style. Yes, I like straight lines and geometry, so coloring and making stuff up just to try it feels a bit risky to me at times, but I'm finding I'M LOVING IT!!!! This is my first couple of pages in my new Dylusions art journal. What do you think?
I was at a crop last weekend and realized that I never scrapbook for myself anymore, but even worse, I don't have time to prep for choosing what I want to work on when I go away for the weekend and it made me really sad. So, when I got home from the weekend, I spent some time organizing my craft space at home (bonus room above a 2 car garage) and spent a few evenings actually finishing pages that I had started. It was a fantastic feeling! I vowed to myself to make sure I take time every day - 5 min, 10 min, an hour, whatever it might be to do SOMETHING crafty. I can tell you that it has made me a happy person and I feel so much better about not having scrapbooked in a while!