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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