... OK I'm completely HOOKED on this art journal thing! Why didn't I discover it before, where has it been all this time?? Waiting for me of course, I've finally found the one thing I really REALLY want to do (well apart from sewing, scrapbooking, making ATCs and writing obviously). This is my latest page - and if you've read previous posts you may know that I'm in kind of a rough patch lately: I'm not usually this negative, honest! But making this page helped a lot - I hated it at first but it sort of grew on me as I went along. It feels finished and I'm trying to resist the temptation to fill in the empty spaces just because I can ... well because there are empty spaces in me too right now. I need to explore other ways of making backgrounds because the Distress Ink ones are feeling a bit samey, but my experiment with paint didn't please me at all. Think I need some of those water soluble pastels or whatever they're called? Somebody please tell me what they are called so I can google them and buy some??
So many people advised me to try A4, and I was a little frustrated with the 6 x 4" that I'd been doing, so this is the second of my A4 pages and I do love the freedom of it. I also made myself my first ever journal - only simple, some covers made from recycled odds and ends, and book rings hold it together for now. Eventually it will be spiral bound, but not until I decide its "full".