The ‘artwork’ in the picture above isn’t ‘perfect’.
It isn’t meant to be, that’s the point.
This is a page from my first Art Journal, recently started in an old sketchbook, the first one that came to hand. I’ve no idea whether I’m doing it ‘properly’, and I’ve no particular theme in mind. It’s simply a device to unlock my creative flow, so it has to be spontaneous ~ unplanned and messy.
I can’t remember where I found the quote ~ probably somewhere on Facebook. (My news feed is mostly inspirational updates from the pages I follow.) It resonated with me and at the time I had no intention of ever making it public, so I scribbled down the words and doodled the flowers around them without censure.
This morning, seeking inspiration for my Nurturing Thursday contribution, I flicked through my journal, (which didn’t take long as I haven’t actually done very much!) I considered typing out the message and composing a ‘perfect’ post to accompany it.
But that isn’t the point.
So, in the end I simply photographed the page. ‘Imperfect’ as it might appear, it is, in fact, perfect. Much like life.
Now all I have to do is ignore my inner critic, who is insisting that this is rubbish…. embarrassing ….naive but not in a good way.
And press the ‘publish’ button anyway. 🙂
Nurturing Thursday is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about it, or to find out how you can join in, press this link.
Becca has also written three posts on her own Art Journalling experiences, in which she calls herself a ‘perfectionist~in~rehab.’ As you can clearly see, I definitely align with that!
Other ‘Nurturing’ contributors are:
And…..finally….to read my earlier ‘Nurturing Thursday’ posts (all 14 of them!) please visit Wightrabbit’s Blog