A Different Kind Of Art Journal – Day 1

On the site Watercolor.com I found a most interesting and fun project to play with.  Art Journaling by Judi Russell. I’m not  a huge fan of journals in any form nor mixed media art which is what most art journaling usually is.  I decided to have a look at the page anyway just to check it out and I am glad that I did. It’s quite fun. Upon waking up one is supposed to take a pencil, close your eyes and just let the pencil scribble all over the page. Then open your eye, look at your scribbles to see if anything definitive stands out. Then trace over it to darken it, then go over it in dark marker. Next color it all in. This is all supposed to answer any mysterious questions that might be lurking in your subconscious mind. As I mis-understood that part I just wrote down whatever thought came to me when making the scribble.  This has been most interesting.

So tonight I am showing you my very first one, with a little reluctance because of the subject matter. I did not have anything on my mind when I sat down to pursue this.  I hadn’t been reading about this particular subject nor thinking about it. This is honestly what happened naturally.  The first sentence, “Each day is filled with new possibilities”  was my first thought then the others flowed from that. I have no idea how or why this particular issue was the subject matter. It just is what it is.

Each day is filled with new possibilities

Lives that are destroyed before they can begin

Lives ripped apart in pain and agony

Before they should ever experience any

5 responses to “A Different Kind Of Art Journal – Day 1

  1. Jess and I tried this exercise this morning… although we are still busy, and my results aren’t shareable, it was a fun and interesting experience. Thanks so much for the idea and sharing your experience Linda. *Smile* Jess and I have started an art class, so we will see if either of us have any deeply hidden talents and abilities that may emerge. *Grin*

  2. Great so glad you tried it. It’s not anything you can mess up! We can all do it.

  3. helensadornmentsblog

    I like that this exercise would be relaxing. Just playing with line and color to see what happens. I think I will try this tomorrow as both girls will be busy, I will have some me time.:)

  4. Rather a dark turn to your thoughts after a hope-filled start. I can relate . . . especially today.

    Sometimes DOWN seems the only option on the elevator of life.

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