I've been playing in my art journal again. I think I've discovered something that makes me enjoy the journaling process... I'm working in a journal that I assembled from pre-painted pages, which takes away that feeling you get when you're staring at a totally blank page and can't figure out where to start. If the backgrounds are already done, it gives you a jump start on the journaling and collage to follow. So... here's my latest page...
I see a theme emerging in my journaling... the contrast between my "art" life and my "work" life. It's a constant source of frustration for me, and I'm always struggling to find that balance between what I "have" to do and what I "love" to do. So... that's the background story on this page. Of course we all need money in order to live our lives, but what is that money "worth" if you have to give up time spent on your passion? I long for a Star Trek society where there is no money, just the sharing of resources and the pursuit of passion and development of talents. How awesome would that be?
All the journaling was done with Sharpie paint pens, and a white gelly roll pen. Background is scraped paint (Golden fluid acrylics) and the harlequin stencil sprayed with Studio Calico Mister Huey's white spray. It's the only white inky spray I've found. It takes a LONG time to dry, but it's gorgeous!
Hope you're having a good week so far... I'll be back tomorrow with another "Hels and Els" recipe project!