Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun." Mary Lou Cook
Last summer I discovered Art Journaling. It changed my life! I had gone to America, with my Mum, to take a course in tribal bellydance. There where several other people on the course, including a lovely lady called Tracy who we were car sharing with, and she was an art journaler. She very kindly shared her journal, her work, with me. It was beautiful. I had never heard of art journaling before and was instantly interested in what it was. I had made countless scrap books of holidays but they were quite basic and nothing exciting or expressive. I learnt that art journaling is a way of expressing your self through your art. It isn't about the end product, it doesn't matter if you make mistakes or how you use the products, it is about the process. There are no rules, you make the rules!
I began the hunt for art journaling materials, desperate to start my first journal straight away. I bought a beautiful stamp and some papers as well as a gorgeous notebook and my first ever copy of Stampington's Art Journaling magazine. What a magazine! What inspiration I found within it's pages!
When I got back I wanted to make a beautiful art journal of my trip and luckily had an old passport that I turned into my first ever art journal. I was so pleased with it and will treasure it forever as a memory of my holiday!
|This page was inspired from Andrea |
Schroeder's Creativity 101 ecourse.
|Creative Me! This page was also inspired by Andrea |
Schroeder's Creativity 101 course.