Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In Beauty May I Walk Art Journal Page

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Commit To Creating Every Day
This is not a demand I have of you.  It is one that I have for myself.  I find, especially when I travel for work, that I can let my creating fall by the wayside.  I allow (yes, I take full responsibility) for all of the excuses to take over...I'm too tired; I don't have my craft room; Someone will see what I'm doing (if I'm thinking about doing something creative on an airplane or on a park bench)...you know, the regular excuses.  So yesterday I decided I was done with the excuses!  I have chosen one thing that I want to work on - trying to draw...or maybe I should frame it as "putting pen to paper in a visual way" - somehow even the word "draw" brings sweat to my forehead!  It feels so intimidating!  My commitment is to put pen to paper in a visual way to create pictures (or representations) of people...starting with myself.  If I am brave, maybe I will share my first two pictures with you.  The first one I did without looking down at the paper (which is quite obvious :)  The second one I did without lifting my pen from the page and only looking down at the paper a couple of times.  Both of the pictures are quite abstract...to say the least :)  And, at least I am following through on my commitment!  The best part?  Each one has only taken about 5 minutes!  I can't find an excuse to stop me from keeping this commitment! :)
Today I am sharing an art journal page I created for Paper Crafter's Library.  For full step-by-step videos on how I created the page (yes, that is a dryer sheet that is giving texture to the background!), feel free to head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge on the upper right-hand corner of my blog and become a member of PCL!  I create a set of videos for the site each month with the hope of keeping your and my creative juices flowing!

1 comment:

peggy elms said...

Hey, good to see you Michelle. You are such a busy crafter and I admire you so for this. I have been writing lately and that and life in general has been keeping quite busy.

Just love this journal and the dryer sheet. Creative and beautiful.

hugsxo