This week I did not feel like making anything in my art journal. I pushed through and made a few very average pages. After catching up on all those weeks of Project Life, maybe I was just exhausted. I also became very much into Project Life and my love went right back to that project. Apparently I don’t have enough love for both? T also just got home after a month and a half overseas, so maybe it was that? I wasn’t staying up as late anymore. I was tired. I didn’t want to spend time away from him (even if it was only on the desk next to him).
I don’t know.
All I know is that this week it was hard to create. I’m glad I pushed through because it shows perseverance, but I’m also not glad because I made average stuff. I guess in the end, these average pages just count towards the unknown number of average pages that I have to get through before I make something magical.
This page is so dark for my current state of mind. I’m not sure how it ended up so black and moody. It reminds me of something I’d make in 2009. Can regular people have “periods” just like real artists? This page still means something to me, though. That’s Noel Fielding in the centre, and that crazy quote is from him. If you don’t know Noel Fielding, then you’re truly missing out on life. I love him. He’s my Weird Guy Crush. Anyways. So he often wears clothing that makes him look like a crow. I guess that’s what I was aiming for with that textured paint.
Not quite what I envisioned for this page, but oh well.
And I made my cover. This gold gouche is the most beautiful shade of paint I’ve ever seen and I needed it to go somewhere prominent. The Shakespeare quote? Well of course it had to go there.
Get Messy is growing every week and it’s truly one of my favourite things on the internet. I’m so happy to be a part of it, and have all the encouragement and inspiration from the best group of girls. If you’ve wanted to start, restart, or carry on art journaling, and are looking for accountability, support, inspiration, and some kick ass cheerleading, you should email me.
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjourna