Ever since finding Glenda's blog, I've been in love with her art journaling pages and I've been wanting to be able to create page like that myself. So, when I found the AYITLOAAJ blog, and I saw they had started fresh this new year, I decided it was high time to give it a try.
The first prompt was actually a great prompt for me... "What is holding you back". As I've seen on many of the other ladies' pages, we all kind of feel the same ... uncertain about our work, are we good enough, is what we make to be called art?? To tell you the truth, I still don't think what I do is worth to be called Art... all I know is that when I'm not creating I'm thinking about creating, and when I am creating, I'm having fun, I'm loving every minute of it! I guess that's what really matters. Here's my first page:
The prompt was to write what was holding us back and then to cover the words with paints or whatever, sort of to make them not matter anymore. Some said this was very therapeutic for them ... I have to admit it didn't do much for me. I still feel the same way, words covered or not. However, I liked the idea of it LOL.
Now, those of you who read my previous post know that I am following Marit's workshop "Let it loose" ... well, I guess it shows from this journal page that I'm still having trouble letting it loose! Although I tell myself on this page to let go, to break free, I just can't seem to stop wanting some kind of structure... my title still is in the middle ... if I add red paint to the bottom of the page, I want to see red paint on top as well, or I'll feel the page is out of balance, ... And I'm just not happy with the page until I've traced images with my black marker ... I need some sort of structure. I guess I still have a long way to go before I finally let loose...
This being said, I don't know if I want this to change, because, I really really love this page, it turned out exactly as I had pictured it in my mind. Jeanet, just like you, I'm wondering if I should say this about my own work, but it's how I feel, so I guess it's okay.
As this is my first art journal page ever, except for the one I made for Marit's workshop, but that one was different since it concentrated on the journaling ... I'm eager to hear what you think... be honest!
Thanks in advance ladies!
2 days ago