Wednesday, January 20, 2010
As the past 6 weeks unfolded, I kept thinking that I should make an art journal to help me think through and process all of that hullabaloo. I started this one last week and I love it.
The base of the journal is a mini scrapbook my sister gave me for my birthday. The pages are made of chipboard and I covered each page with ripped up dictionary pages that I coated with Modge Podge to seal it. Ripping up the dictionary pages felt great! Nothing like a little creative destruction!
Then I went through my scrapbooking supplies and pulled out a few things that I thought worked well together and that I could use as repeating elements to give the whole little album a cohesive feel. Because, when you are processing hard, emotional content, it's important that things look nice and coordinate. ;) Actually, that stuff does end up being important to me. I want to like what I am working on and I want to like looking back at it.
And this is what I've got so far. After I made the base for each page I painted white and pink splotches here and there. I thought that I would write directly on the splotches with a Sharpie, but I didn't end up liking the way that was working. So, the splotches are now just nicely decorative.
I am about half way done, so you might see more of this at some point. But not a bad start, right?