Hello Everyone. When I started sharing my art journal journey with everyone I was hoping to post something a little more regularly than I have been. Life has been different than I had planned some of it was my doing; some of the other stuff was influenced by the outside world. It is times like those that get me to turn to my art journaling as a way to try and bring some calm back into my life even if the pages don’t go according to plan.
This page is a great example of a plan not turning out how you thought. Even now as I am blogging about this page I still don’t love the page.
The design that you can see through the words is what I was originally working on but the colours didn’t work together at all. My first thought was to rip out the page but then I thought maybe I could save the page. I think that the thing that is bothering me the most about this page is the writing – it didn’t turn out correctly or at least I don’t think that its right. If I try something like this again in the future I think that I will print out the letters and use them as a mask then I can play around with the placement before committing to the final design.
I worked through another idea after the first one failed and ended up with a page that reminds me to not give up on a piece. BUT also next time step away for a little while before proceeding so that you don’t have the emotions of the failure swimming in your head while you are trying to work out a solution.
Thanks for stopping in and looking at my art journal page. I hope that you find time to be creative in some way today.
Until my next post,
Remember to be kind to yourself and others.