- There are "no" rules.
- The final product is always what it is supposed to be.
- There is no such thing as "perfect".
- It doesn't have to make sense.
- Creating is only for YOU.
- Enjoy the process.
- If you don't like it, start again.
- Be consistent and practice.
- Experiment with new thoughts, ideas and mediums.
- Play and have fun.
Do you remember when you were a kid and some of the best times were playing with play doe or coloring....do that again. Bring out the kid in you and have fun.
A few years ago I joined a group class called Book of Days. This was an art journaling class directed at allowing you to express your feelings and emotions through art and the written word. I can't tell you how helpful and encouraging this class was and led me to other classes and instructors that were similar.
If you want to check out Effy's Book of Days class here is the link to her blog: http://effywild.com/book-of-days/
Some of my journaling from her class.
Life Book 2015
Shiloh Sophia Studios
The next class I want to take is Sketchbookery by Mary Ann Moss. I feel I don't draw well so I'm hoping this class will help those fears. Her work is beautiful and since we do travel quite a bit this would be the perfect thing to take on the road. I've taken Mary Ann's Remains of the Day and Full Tilt Boogie classes which are on creating your own journal. These both are great classes full of inspiration. I recommend the Full Tilt Boogie class first.