Julie Balzer is encouraging everyone to spend at least 10 minutes a day making art in or for your Art Journal. You can join any time! Click here for her website
For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been carving out those 10 minutes, and sometimes more, every day! I painted backgrounds, cut up collage elements and photos, started a mini album during a virtual crop – kept it totally low stress and no pressure.
I love Julie’s workshops, she’s an amazing instructor. A few months ago, I attended one at The Ink Pad . We created an altered book and I am hooked. This was the first time I got to hack up an old book and it was an experience. I can still hear Julie’s voice, “Don’t be scared, just rip those pages out!”
I recently purchased goodies to finish my cover, but for some reason, I feel stuck! Here are pictures of what I got, and my “in progress” altered journal:
I enjoyed the process and I’m trying to get used to the idea that I don’t have to call my book finished. I have it on my work table and do something to the inside almost every day. In the next few weeks, I really really really want to complete the cover!
Thanks for looking!