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!!


“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! 🙂


    • 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 😀


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


  3. Colline says:

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


    • 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.


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


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