Sunday, June 17, 2012

In the Sun summer art journal

This summer, I'm participating in Natalie Malik's  summer art journal class called In the Sun.  I read all the prompts from last summer, but I was a bit intimidated with the art journal thing at the time.

I'm really trying to use up some of my stash.  I have tons of paper scraps, ephemera, stickers, scrapbook paper, and various other crafty things.  My collection is almost out of control.  (I'm sure my husband would say it's very much past that point!) The notebook I am using has really thin paper, so I'm not using much paint, at least not directly into the book.

What I really want to get out of this class is to put more of myself into my pages.  To be honest, my art journal is more of a technique book than a journal.  I find it really difficult to write about myself.  I don't think my life is all that interesting, so it's hard for me to come up with something to write about.  I'm hoping that, with the prompts for the class, I will get used to including more "me" in my pages and be able to continue doing that after the class is over.

Here are my pages so far!

1 comment:

  1. It's totally okay to have a technique based journal! I know I have a few like that because life can get boring and very un-exciting. So just do what you want! That's what art journaling is all about. Exploring, whether it's new things like art techniques, or a new phase in your life!