I’m back this month with another art journal process video following Mike Deakin’s Mission Inspiration prompts. (You can see February here.) Following a set order of prompts has its challenges but since there are no hard and fast rules to this, sometimes starting over is the best option when you have created a hot mess!
The page above looked a bit different at the beginning of the video. I had a plan and I followed it till I just had no where else to go! At that point I decided the best option was to start at the beginning of the prompts again. Take a look below and see what I mean…
I’m actually glad that the page didn’t work as it gave me a chance to show you (and me!) that not every art journal page comes out just the way we imagine it. Not by a long shot. Most of the time, I work on pages for days…just adding a little here and there until the page says it is done.
I choose this quote before I started the page because it was a reminder to myself that even though the next few months will be hard ones, stopping was not an option. That the decision to move to a new state was the right choice and that in the end, all the headaches will be worth it!
What I didn’t know is that the quote would be more literal in its meaning and tell me to finish the art journal page…no matter what! Funny how that happens sometimes!