A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the story behind a journal page in my art journal. I loved writing that blog post so I decided to tell you a little bit more about another page in my art journal. Just like last time I decided to tell you the story about a page I really like. Maybe I’ll choose a page that went wrong next time. What do you think?
Before I started to make this page I had already made another page that I did not like that much. I sat at my desk, frustrated, without any new ideas. I really wanted to create another page. Next to my desk, I have a bunch of pictures and cards pinned to my wall as you can see on the picture on the left. I glanced over and the picture I used on my page caught my eye. It was one of the first pictures I put up and it has been there for a while now. I have always loved that picture but I never used it so I decided to finally have to courage to create a spread using that picture and to be honest it was totally worth it.
The Prozess Of Creating
Since I wanted this journaling session to be relaxing I tried not to pressure myself. I just started drawing lines all over the left page. I had done this before and found it really relaxing as well as very pretty and I was not disappointed. The best thing about drawing lines like this is that I actually wanted it to look messy and took away all the pressure with that.
For the right side of the page, I wanted to do something with shapes. I love the watercolor circles @agirlwithajournal paints in her journal and to make the page my own I decided to go with triangles. I mixed some green colors with my watercolor and then just dived into it. I did not think a lot, I just added the color whatever I felt like at the moment.
After everything had dried my last step was to go on Pinterest to look up a quote that would fit the page. Once I decided which one I wanted to go with, I typed it on my typewriter and glued it on top
meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams, we’ll make a fire and count the stars that shimmer above the trees
-Christy Ann Martine
The Story Behind The Page
If I would write a story inspired by this page in my art journal it would be al about adventures in the forest. Probably a magical forest.
What makes this page special to me is the feeling I had while working on it. I love this feeling of creating without having any pressure. Looking at this page I feel very proud because I managed to break through my creative blog and created something I truly love. I love the picture, the colors and how the triangles and lines work together. It might sound arrogant but I believe it is important to admit to yourself that what you do is good and to be proud of your work. Do you have any journal pages, drawings… that you are very proud of?
Lots of Love
Just A Blank Space