It has been a while since I have been active in working on my art journal and my altered book. I like seeing the progress. It helps me to think that I’m moving forward again and no longer “stuck”.
I can’t believe a whole year had passed with no activity. I thought I’d never go back to it. I had tried to start with the Art Journal Every Day (inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer) during the first part of 2013, but it didn’t go beyond the first two or three pages. (I can’t even find the sketch book I had begun.) This time around, I’m committing to finishing this project to the last page and hopefully starting a new one before the year ends.
Journaling is my release. It helps me connect to my thoughts in a way that allows me to go back and reflect after time has passed. It helps me to memorialize the feelings and thoughts of my day.
I had started this page out as a multi-page layout to spell “HOPE”. It is one of multi-page layouts in the book and I’ve been doing one day per spread. The spread, which, like the “H” one comes out as a measly 4×4 approximately. Another day or two more and I’ll post a more detailed multi-page entry here. For now, here’s a sneak peek.