I still have a few stray pages in this old art journal that I want to slap some tape or some color on, so that it can be officially complete. Then I'll do a flip-through video and put it on YouTube. The first art journal flip-through video that I put up a couple of weeks ago turned out pretty good.
Thought of teenage angst... painful high school days... lonely college days... and my obsession with Prince. Lyrics to "When You Were Mine" in my art journal.
First little spread in the new art journal. Some vibrant colors and some lines from one of my poems. And stickers. Because I like typewriter font stickers.
This art journal is going to work out just fine. The paper is a bit weak (which I expected), but nothing I can't work around. 👍🏾
Broke in this new art journal on the weekend. It's camel-colored (and I am obsessed with Camel-colored every-thing and have been since college) and it's got two inserts and a kraft folder for me to put kraft foldery things in. Stuff like this makes me happy. Onward.
Well what do you know... a selfie without me putting weird art on it. Don't worry, I have more of those too that I just haven't shared yet.
The past few weeks have been difficult. Nothing outwardly bad happening, just a general sense of sadness and discouragement. I unplugged from a lot of things, as much as I could anyway. Haven't felt like this in a very long time; since early 2014 maybe. It got to where I didn't feel like making any art, I didn't want to write anything, I didn't feel like singing... and those thoughts almost NEVER pop up.
So, what did I do? Well, for starters, I told myself that I was NOT doing anything wrong by resting. So I'm still resting a good bit, because I'm not fully out of the funk yet. I also allowed myself to be okay with not wanting to do any of my creative things, only picking something up if I felt like it. I've opened up to my loved ones and a couple of friends. Talking has helped.
So, this is where I'm at on this Saturday. Probably going to pick up a set of Tombow markers and play around with them. Other than that, still resting.
What's up with you today?