This weekend I had to take a little time out for some creative therapy. My business is thriving, and growing at the speed of light, which is awesome except that it means 14+ hour days everyday. The goal of my business is to make the art of scrapbooking accessible and affordable for everyone, because I want everyone to experience the happiness & joy that comes from creating. I've been going at such a fast pace, "I" needed to stop and indulge in the happiness of art journaling.
Art journaling is one of my favorite things because to me it's almost like word association for art. I'll try to explain that, because I know it sounds a little strange. When I'm creating a mini album or layout I'm constantly thinking about composition and color…how all the elements are going together…does the design flow, make sense, etc. When I do art journaling it's as if I don't think, I just start. It's my book for my eyes, and it doesn't have to be perfect. I start painting, water coloring, ink…just adding layers and layers. It doesn't have to "make sense." It's just fantasy…it's my world where metal gears have pearls, and butterflies turn the gears of a pocket watch. Since I'm not a writer, it's like my diary but with layers and design elements that tell the story instead of a page of words.