Now the hullabaloo of the third anniversary WOYWW has passed, I am playing with some art journaling. I began my first page yesterday and it’s what’s on my desk today. I am not sure I have the passion for art journaling, but I decided to give it a go. The class on UKS has been popular and lots of people seem to be delving in to it, so I figured I might as well. Not sure if I’ll continue, but I did make a little 12 page journal using watercolour paper from a pad that I had hanging around and I think even I can manage that.
It’s still in its infancy but so far I’m liking it well enough. This page is about how I would think to myself that I would art journal when pigs fly – and look, here I am giving it a go. I guess I’ve always been less inclined to share my thought on anything other than my kids, through my scrapbooking. I’m not really one to lay it all out there, IYKWIM. But I do enjoy the arty process so I may focus on that more than a core dump of my head. But maybe the process will be freeing, who knows. I guess it’s one thing to make an art journal that only you see and a very different matter to make one that you share. But my first attempt is less likely to involve real deep truths so I feel ok about it. As things develop, IF they develop, that may change. Navel gazing isn’t really something that benefits from reaching a wide audience LOL! I suspect I would be too inclined to edit my thoughts if I know strangers are reading them.
I quite like the bright turquoise and lime scheme and it was a great excuse to get out come rarely used stamps. Mr. Pig got masked to add the wings and it actually worked out pretty OK. My Sharpie paint pen burped out a dime (5p) sized blot over the dotty letters so I had to try to cove that with a quick swipe followed by a bit of Sharpie. It’s OK, but I’ll always know it’s there.
Now the crushingly intimidating part – writing with my own hand! Ugh. I could chicken out and go for all stamps or snippets of text but this is just an experiment so I will be brave.
I would love to share my ATC but it was coming all the way from the Philippines care of Patsy and hasn’t arrived yet. I’ll share it the first WOYWW after I get it. I’m hoping Neet got mine by now. Fingers crossed the postie didn’t drop it in a puddle!
Stop by Julia’s place and you can find out all about WOYWW and if you hop the blogs you will likely see many of the ATCs exchanged. I’m really looking forward to it myself.