One of my first art journal pages

This is one of my very first art journal pages. I’m not completely finished with it, but I thought I would go ahead and post it anyway. I’ve been wanting to start an art journal for a couple of years now but just kept putting it off. Finally, I just dived in and I’m loving it.

It’s been good for me to experiment and I’m surprised at how much I actually like some of the pages that I’m working on. After a couple of years of looking at magazine articles by the likes of Pam Carriker, Teesha Moore and Nancy Lefko I think part of my procrastination was knowing that my “art” wasn’t going to measure up to theirs. But, finally I just gave myself permission to be really crappy and not care!  And in the end it’s my journal – by me and for me – and it makes me happy.

Hopefully, I’ll be posting lots of pages in the future.