Art Journaling: Collaging a Story and a Feeling

5 February, 2013

in Art & Art Journaling

Do you know what it’s like to go from lots of financial concerns over a long period of time to getting a better job?  

It feels like going from dry grass to deep, picnicking, jungle green.  It feels like every color in the crayon box is back in your hands.

It feels like one big giant relief.

It feels like you can dream again and not just spend all your brain power on shuffling the pragmatic things.  Like the dreams can go from sitting on the shelf to walking down the street again.

And it definitely feels like a fresh new day.

You all know I’m a sucker for “fresh” anything – years, months, days.  New jobs for stressed out husbands surely make the top of that list.

All of these pages were made last July, one right after the other.  ”Things Bright” though I am, that giant “Relief” page is one of my all time favorites. There’s nothing subtle or layered about it, but it perfectly expresses how I felt.

Elements used in these pages include:

Magazine tear pages
Paint chips
Post-it notes
Fortune cookie fortunes
Sharpie markers
Acrylic paint wash
Vintage children’s book page
Office label dots
Vintage mailbox letters
Fabric sample strips
Security envelope
Cancelled stamp

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Express where you’re at.

Art journaling in a nutshell.

What story do you need to tell?  What feeling do you want to express? What’s stopping you?

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And he actually ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him.
.. lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for
the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this issue here on
your website.

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