Monday, August 3, 2015

Trying Something New!

I have a confession to make.  I am a closet YouTube junkie.  I don't watch TV, but I watch lots of YouTube videos!  Whether it be about cardmaking, scrapbooking, cooking, or just for fun, I'm watching it.

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.  

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