Some of my favorite videos to watch are those on art journaling. I never really considered myself an "artist" per se, just as someone who liked to play with paper! So, I've been watching these art journaling videos for over a year, always saying to myself "you should try that one day", but then reminding myself I"m not an "artist", so why bother.
This past summer there was a #lovesummerart at YouTube and while viewing the videos I happened across Mike Deakin's video. I loved it, watched some more of his videos, and then subscribed to his channel. One night, while binge watching, I watched his Q&A video. He talked about how he got into art journaling. I guess he was like me, a binge watcher, until his partner gave him an art journal and told him to stop watching and start doing.
So, that night I told myself I was going to get myself an art journal and start playing. Why not? A journal is something very personal. If I dind't like what I did, I didn't have to share it, I could just shut the book and no one would know but me!
Off to ACMoore I went and purchased some supplies. I already had my first entry in mind and I couldn't wait to get at it. It was fun getting messing, experimenting, and learning what worked and what didn't. It was very therapeutic, which is just what I needed considering the hard time I am having coming to grips with my son leaving for college in just a few weeks. It should be no surprise then that my journal page would look like this:
So happy I stopped watching and DID! Thanks Mike Deakin for giving me the inspiration.