I was inspired by Ophelia's blog to start a weekly art journal challenge and share it on my blog.
If anyone wants to join in I would love you to share comments and photos of your journal pages.
My goal is to challenge myself to explore more meaningful topics in my visual journal. Our art journals should be a safe place to try new techniques and express feelings and ideas. The results are not to be viewed as finished art pieces but as works in progress and visual pathways of our journey through life. I tend to stick with the same themes, colors, and have totally stayed away from any dark or negative topics. I want to be able to express the spectrum of emotions and
a fuller range of thoughts and ideas. Because I am uncomfortable doing this verbally, I don't want to continue to ignore or push away the less positive issues I deal with. If I work on a visual expression of both positive and negative aspects of daily life I think it will enrich me as an artist and as a person. I will post the first theme Monday and we can see who is interested in joining the challenge. We can work on our journals during the week and share comments and photos the following Monday. No stress, just sharing our interpretations on a common theme. Let me know if you want to join in!