Today I’m sharing with you my new art journal. I wanted to get a separate notebook for Get Messy art journaling but couldn’t find the right one. Can’t just be any notebook, we all know that 😉 Couple days ago I came across last year’s blank notebook I got from the Sketchbook Project (that I failed to send back on time to be included in their tour) and knew it was perfect.
So, here goes.
I’m thinking of filling it with Get Messy goodness and sending it back to be a part of the Brooklyn Art Library. That way it’ll have a permanent place on the shelves of what sounds like an amazing library to explore in New York. You can view my first Sketchbook Project here.
There are two reasons I wanted a separate notebook for Get Messy:
1. smaller notebook
2. different journal than my original art journal.
Smaller format because there would be less pressure to fill the page, therefore making it easier to just get it done and not overstress about it.
Different journal because I’ve noticed I couldn’t create like I used in my old art journal. See, art journal for me is a safe place to express my colours, thoughts and journal (however little) my heart away. If I choose to share it with the internet world later, after it’s done, I’m okay with it. But I’ve noticed I can’t create knowing ahead of time that it’s for an assignment to be shared publicly. Journaling goes right out the door because of shyness and fear of judgement, and the entire pages tend to lack passion and zing. I know some of you might kindly disagree and say that my Get Messy pages look great, but I know in my heart, it’s not the same.
So, reflection and judgement aside, I’m excited about this new little journal to be filled exclusively with Get Messy crafty craziness. Also, I’ll still be doing a separate art journal and if I choose to share some of those pages, I will if you let me.
Here are the two pages together. You can see that my second page was inspired a la Vanessa style. That girl seriously rocks simplicity/sophistication combo like no other.
That’s all for this week, friends. Be sure to check out other Get Messy journals as well.
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.