When I first saw videos and blog posts about art journaling as a medium it excited me. I like the freedom of expression and lack of rules. Once I started doing it I found myself comparing myself to people who have done it for years. I felt like my pages weren't finished and I wasn't doing enough techniques. These criticisms were holding me back. I realized this a few days ago and immediately changed my inner dialog.
- "My process is unique to my experience."
- "Art is never wrong."
- "Especially art that's practice."
- "My pages are there to keep me inspired not make me feel insecure."
- "I paint landscape abstractions so my journal can reflect that. I don't need to journal like other people."
I found this washi tape set for $20 at Costco! It came with twenty rolls of tape and this spinning dispenser. It even has little compartments for paper clips. I also got a 24x36in dry erase board for in my studio. I love using them to brain storm.
Remember if you find your inner critic a bit of a bully tell it to STFU because you're just trying to make art.
P.S. I've worked on a few things I'm excited about but I can't post until after the holidays. :)
Also I did change my URL to http://kenziecoveredinpaint.com to match the title. The old link still works though!