There is so much wonder in the world. I love using all kinds of techniques to illustrate my feelings onto paper. Just letting my feelings run through my hands and onto the paper gives me this giddy feeling as I create. When I was younger, I would sit in my room all day painting, creating collages, making mixed media artwork, you name it! I loved coming up with things that didn’t necessarily have a propose besides being an expression of my thoughts and feelings. I let this feeling of wonder and creation slip away from me in 2012 when I started my full-time job. I became even more stressed on top of the normal daily stresses of life because I was no longer creating, expressing, and relaxing in my natural ways. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to fit it in. My husband Calvin and the Lord were the only things holding me together everyday.
They were reminding me that I needed to just relax again. I learned that I sometimes put too much pressure on myself and then exhaust myself with constantly working. As time has progressed over the months. I am starting to find my purpose again. I know how this sounds but just hear me out. Stampin’ Up! has brought me closer to my inner self. Not the company itself but just finding supplies that make me feel in my own element. I know there are plenty of places to shop to get all kinds of craft supplies but my mind and heart keep coming back to paper crafting and to Stampin’ Up!.
In the past few months, I have been crafting cards to teach, but I always new deep down in my heart that I would eventually begin an art journal again. I love all types of paper crafting but I just wanted to give you a little dose of my art journal that I have started. These are just the first 3 pages I have created. I have only used ink pads and Stampin’ write markers to create these pages but I will be incorporating all types of techniques and creating cool mixed media pages as well. After I get all of my papes finished, I am going to bind them together and create my own little, inspiring book.
Do you have an art journal or something similar? Would you be interesting in joining me in learning new techniques? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, or you can tell me on Facebook or Twitter!
Also, if you would be interested in an art journal class online or in person let me know and I will give you more information about when I will be having these classes in the future! Thank you everyone!