Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Now a bit more about what I've been up to

hehe ... I'm getting the hang of this blogging lark now. Hosting a felt embellie swap on UKS and I've signed up to make strawberries and hearts. Last night I made the strawberries and had a lot of fun doing it ... here you go :)

Soul Armour

Well, so far so good. I'm actually enjoying art journaling (and blogging) more than I thought I might. It feels a bit self indulgent to be honest but at the same time therapeutic. Anyway, here's my soul armour for the Soul Journaling I'm undertaking. I loved messing around with the H2O paints and I'm quite happy with the end result. I wasn't sure about using armour - I would have felt more comfortable had the suit been soft ... preferably with wings, lol. Not sure if the armour is to keep me in or to keep the world out, but the idea was to write down all the things I need to sustain me and get me through the bad times in life. I hope I've achieved that.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Ahhh ... finally

Thanks to some lovely peeps on UKS I now feel inspired to give this blogging a go. I've also discovered an interest in art journalling which I've started this weekend. There are two artjournalling blogs I feel inspired by at the moment, the one by Emily on her blog Life is Beautiful which asks 52 questions to prompt journalling and also, the one that I've decided to have a go at first (as it has step-by-step instruction) Soul Journalling which is here.

I've had a go at the first day's work - covering blank pages with ... erm other ripped out pages. Should have been from a book - but I just couldn't bring myself to rip up a book. I guess that comes from being brought up to respect such things. Felt a little annoyed with myself that I couldn't bring myself to do it and be more 'free'. After pasting in these pages the next step was to write using the prompt "Today I feel ..." thought I would find that difficult but was quite surprised at the stuff that came out. My journalling included things like ...

"Today I feel ...

annoyed with myself for being so precious about books

annoyed with myself for sitting inside doing this when it's sunny outside (but I still feel the need)

undecided about what I'm hoping to get from this

slightly stupid, childish and self indulgent for doing this ... is that a good thing?

slightly out of control

I feel I need something new and exciting

I want a different life

I feel I should find something to be glad about .... Joe :-) (he's my partner by the way).

and I finished by asking myself ... Is that it for now?"

Feels oddly liberating. Feels like I've made some room in my brain for other stuff to come in if that makes any sense. Yeah ... feeling quite good so far :)