Art Journal Pages…

Sometimes I ask myself why I feel so enlivened and connected when I sit down with one of my my art journals – my inner critic starts to harp and nag, telling me I’m just being a bit silly, dabbling around with glue and paper, paint and scissors. Real artists are busy perfecting their craft, my critic chimes in – they are honing the skills that allow them to create real art. But, deep inside I know that is not my truth because my journals connect me to my journey, to that spark inside that can become a bit dim doing real life. “To thine own self be true,” is an adage I try to live by. And of all of the millions of other people who are telling their stories in their art journals, who sit down to enter bits and pieces of themselves in their personal diaries of images, words, and colors, not one of them will ever create a page exactly like one of my pages. So just as each snowflake is a unique expression, every art journal page is a one-of-a-kind expression, like a thumbprint or the structure of a budding flower.

Kartika

My art journal – Dream

My Art Journal – Ananda Mayi Ma
My art journal – Questions

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Filed under Art Journals, Artsy Stuff, Collage, Topics I Love, Topics I Love

2 responses to “Art Journal Pages…

  1. I go to a crafts class once a month – I glue and cut things and talk – sometimes come home with ‘nothing’ but it is something. It is part of me.

  2. Carla, that is exactly how I feel – all these creations are part of me, and they are healing me – I’m a believer in the healing power of creative activity especially if you are in it for the process and the joy. I also love being in my art group and collaging with people I resonate with…cannot wait until Saturdays!

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