Thursday, November 6, 2008

Art Journaling....

Shared a wonderful afternoon with a few of the gals who were able to make it today for our monthly art journaling group. Michelle, Teri and Jaron each brought their hearts and willingness to venture into the blank pages of our art journals and explore a little. Sharing art journals between friends is a really great way to get to know each other at a deeper level and to enter into each others stories. I love seeing how my friends visually and creatively interpret the things they are pondering about their lives, hopes, struggles, who God is and what He might be whispering to their soul. Each one had such a unique way of expressing themselves and playing on the page. Its what I love about art journaling...no rules...no agenda...no limits...just pure freedom to discover, experiment and make it whatever you want it to be! Its an environment that is just perfect for something new and surprising to happen when you least expect it! This is the art journal page I shared in the group today. If you are having trouble getting started a quick way to jump start the process is to pick out a large stamped image (faces are great for this) and stamp in right onto the blank journal page as a focal point. Then just begin to color, doodle and journal around that central image! Its interesting to watch what slowly emerges when you just go with the moment and release all preconceived ideas of what you think the page should look like...and instead just be open to accepting the piece in process....learning from how it evolves...and what it becomes...right before your eyes!

3 comments:

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Love the journal page!

Thanks for the tip!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!

Patricia said...

This journal page is just beautiful !!!