Today is the first time in a long while that I didn’t have a list of 10 things that I had to accomplish. It was like my soul was freed for the day. I took the opportunity to get lost and let my inspiration lead me up and down unknown paths in and out of open windows and wrap around me as I leap through the air and spin in circles over and over again.
I decided to sift through my likes on Pinterest and came across a handful of images of art journals that stirred my soul. This page was my original inspiration.
I love the imperfect perfection. There are mistakes made I am sure, but the page is complete and whole.
This is a journal/dictionary by artist Nick Cave. I completely naive about who this person is. However, his journal shows such depth and honesty.
I stumbled upon this pin of a sketch book of graphic artist Molly Jacques and I was floored.
Her work is displayed in the blog below:
I am so drawn to handmade typographic perfection on her pages. Again though, it shows it’s human quality by showing it’s flaws. It’s hard to even call them flaws, it’s waviness of line and minute inconsistency of spacing build its intrigue for me.
My love affair with this type of journaling began 10 years ago. I began making my own books, because I wanted my work to be handmade in its totality. I’ve since realized I can’t do it all. Some things are better done by experts. I’ve decided to give art journaling a try. I love it for all the reasons I stated above but also because it’s something for me, to do when I am inspired to do it, not because I have to. It’s following my bliss. I will do it until no my soul is no longer moved by it. With this said, I have to buy a journal. I’ve decided to explore my second favorite place to be inspired: Etsy!
I am not sure of my choice yet, but this journal is in the running.
I will post my attempts as I go!
Thanks for reading!
Have a great night!