Art Journal Update – 2


I completed my Art Journal Project — and I have to admit … I feel accomplished! 😀

Within the first few days, I quickly realized  “it was a learning curve”:

  • I am happy with myself … Being the “perfectionist-in-rehab”, I resisted all perceived distractions and COMPLETED the 30-day project — ON TIME!!  In the past, I would have been waylaid for one reason or another.
  • I curbed the temptation to get bogged down with the comparison of others’ versions of pages with mine.  I did not allow myself to entertain self-recrimination by comparing my versions with others.  I accept my first journal is “primitive”.
  • I thwarted the “urge” to run to the store and purchase all sorts of items — until after I closed my journal on the 30th day. 😀
  • Even though fascinated by the variety of tutorials and techniques on YouTube, I controlled myself from watching them during the 30 days.  However, I admit I spent time, afterwards, watching many of the ones I bookmarked. 
  • Although, visual journaling is an art-form in and of itself, this specific journey encouraged me to complete new watercolor pieces.  In fact, I am entering three (3) of them in the Spring Art Show.
  • With firmer resolve … I recognize “When I grow up!”, I will benefit from dedicated workspace for art; an area where I can spread out and leave supplies on the table so I can move it and out of the moment at will!
  • Having graduated from “kindergarten” in the art journal world, I want to expand my knowledge about completing more elaborate pages.  I signed up for the next step on my virtual creative journey –Lisa Beam’s Dreaming on Paper (4 session course)

Onward to the next steps!!

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“No Beginning Too Small”
Art Journal Update – 1

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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11 Responses to Art Journal Update – 2

  1. Fantastic Becca, congratulations on staying the course, finishing it on time and producing this beautiful work of art! I’m so grateful to you for your honest self~appraisal too ~ you have definitely inspired me and given me confidence to proceed with my own journal! 🙂

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    • becca givens says:

      I look forward to hearing more of your projects and hopefully updates as well.
      I’ve received the link for my first online session Thursday — but as I was away for several days I have a busy week in store so I do not get behind. I am determined. You’ve inspired me! Thank you xoxo 😀

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  2. This is simply beautiful! What a fantastic idea – I understand if you feel satisfied with this!

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  3. Colline says:

    Your pages look beautiful. Never thought of journaling one’s art thoughts.

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    • becca givens says:

      Colline — thank you. The way I approached it (whether right or wrong — the intended method or not) — I read the prompt and let the meditative part take over from there. I appreciate your kind remarks.

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  4. Love your beautiful journal!! So amazing you are a wonderful artist!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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