Art journaling may seem like a ridiculous hobby. It’s neither “real” painting, nor is it “real” journaling. It’s a mash-up of techniques and styles and it’s at times ugly and seemingly random. However, what I love about art journaling is that it can take something ugly and turn it into something pretty, like in the above picture. Essentially I vented my spleen and then turned all the ugly words into a pretty page, and instead of feeling upset when I see it I feel uplifted and happy. It’s a transition.
I did the same thing for the soul journaling taped pages.
The prompt for the writing was “I forgot to tell you…”
So why art journaling? For me it is a way of turning my life into beauty by taking what I am feeling and what is happening to me and turning it into a pretty piece of art. Also, it’s fun 🙂