Friday, September 4, 2009
Awhile back I mentioned I was going to take an art journaling class. Well, the class started this week and I really like it! I like journaling. And scrapbooking has showed me that expression isn't only done with words...but also with photos and cutie whatnot. Pockets, buttons, chipboard...all of can have something to say. Or not. It just depends.
I've found the class to be challenging in the sense that the process is unfamiliar to me. Usually I sit down and write something when I have something to say. Whether that is in a diary or a blog post or a scrapbook page. (Turns out, by the way, that I have a lot to say.) But, when my teacher says, "make a pocket! put something in it!" I think, "why?" What do I have to say in a pocket? Do I need to know what I am going to say before I start the pocket? Will the pocket tell me what to say? ;) So, I'm trying to be a little more artistic and just make without expectations or goals or ideas about the finished product.
And with that I'm failing. Some habits are just hard to break.
But, it is just the first week of class. And I have started a pretty cool journal. I'm sure I'll get the hang of letting go and making messes. It's worth a try, at least.
In the journal I'm using photos from our photo shoot we had done in July. And I've used lots of little chipboard pieces that I've covered with sand. And I write lots of deep, dark, juicy secrets...and those you can't see. ;)