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An Autumn Art Journal (so far)

"Art Journal"Carrie Lynn3 Comments

I am currently participating in Janel's "I Will Fall For You" art journal class. I have never made an art journal before- and quite frankly, I had little idea what it was. I liked what I saw with Janel's art journals that she posted, but I didn't think I could lose my inhibition enough to let my own creativity flow like that. Lately, I've been trying my hand at sewing- and with sewing, you gotta follow rules.

After a particularly frustrating sewing session I said to myself: "Don't you miss throwing some stuff around on a page, wildly expressing yourself through slightly blurred eyes until you feel like you're done and then look at the finished product and wonder how you got there?"

At first, with this art journal class I was insecure and intimidated by everyone's creativity- but now I am having so much fun with it! I use weird things like doilies and foil cupcake liners and masking tape and I think it's looks good because it feels good. I almost forgot what it felt like to be the kind-of-out-there-artsy-kid.

I will go ahead and post what I'm doing every 5 pages. At the end of the month, I'll post the whole book together (mostly for my benefit, since it would be nice to see it all laid out).

Cover

"Title Page"

"Journal Goals"

"Fall is a time for..."

"Transform"