i miss creating for creating's sake. i used to do this all the time...and between getting busier and having less space to work in...and no sunny verandah overlooking the trees to inspire me, i have allowed myself to get to a place where i no longer do it for the pure joy and love. and i don't like that!
a class i taught several times last year called 'a deck of you', was creating an art journal on a deck of cards - one card to be used for every week of the year. i promised myself and those in the classes that i would do this every week on my blog for a year, and i would love for you to join in! all you need is a deck of cards (i found funky pink and purple ones in target for around $4), and a desire to give yourself this gift - you can join in anytime.
having a little base to work on means you don't need to spend a lot of time on it. pick a day each week as your art journal day, and be sure to create something on your card that day...my day is going to be sunday - i will post a new card every week!
in my class we spent most of the time creating bases or backgrounds to then add journalling and other fun things to each week. if you have time and energy one day - bust out the paint or patterned paper and start layering some fun stuff onto the blank cards. you don't need to do them all at once, but maybe have a few 'ready' for when you want to create on top.
here is my little stash of cards waiting for the fun stuff to be added each week!
we also made little pouches from felt and fabric to hold the art journal cards in, carry it around in your bag and pull it out when inspiration strikes or is needed!
so each week i will post my little card from that day, and a prompt for you to use if you need it. but anything goes! won't it be fun in a year to have this fat wad of colour and personality, this little snapshot of you right now? please post if you have any questions, and if you feel comfortable link to an image of your card that week, so we can all get inspired and enjoy from one another! art journal journeys are the best when taken together :)
this weeks prompt is: something you are proud of...