This week, I decided to get a little personal with my work. I haven't shared some of these pages, but I find this process to be incredibly therapeutic.
I've added narration this week so you can learn more about what I'm using & my thoughts behind each choice. And the video isn't edited down...mistakes are in there, as well as space to gather my thoughts. I had to pause a couple of times because of what I was uncovering in myself through journaling. This is truly my heart spilling out onto the page.
I didn't go into this with a lot of thought -- I wanted to match the sepia tone of the old photographs while also using my mother's favorite color, purple. I knew I wanted to write some private thoughts down, and layer the words so that they aren't really all that readable. Building up these layers allowed me to peel back layers of myself, and I discovered some emotions I didn't know were down there.
If you tackle something big like this in your art journal, know that you're going to be transformed by the process. Get some good music and let it play loud as you work. And step away when you need to, but always get back up and keep at it. It's hard, but rewarding.
I'd love to hear from you! I'm also thinking of putting this all together in a Ning group once I finish posting. We have two more lessons to go!