Thursday, 16 May 2013

WOW.Almost a year since I was here. What ? Is that a record? Well,I'm convincing myself to try out more of this kinda thing.I know I'm wa-a-a-a-y behind in the tech department.( Hanging head in shame)
But, I  guess I think I now have more to share, so I'll just plod along.I may not be a wizz on the computer but  I'm willing to try. I won't bore you any longer with how inept I am . On we go.....

I have over the past year done some rather exciting art classes which have helped me to believe in myself more than I ever thought I would. We all have that little voice that tells us we're not good at something, and if it's something you love, then your confidence can really take a beating.I have learnt to shoosh that up a lot more.( Bound and gagged and locked in a closet). I would like to share with you some of the art I have been creating in this time.And I hope that it inspires you or makes you happy and maybe even want to  start your own art-venture.
My journey into art journaling began when I met the awesomely talented Jane Davenport. Her enthusiasm and joyful spirit make every class an absolute joy.Not to mention she is the most brilliant teacher. So, As I was desperate to take one of her classes, I had to overcome my fear of the COMPUTER. UUUGH!.So in a way, I have got more out of her class than I ever thought. I had to learn to USE the computer in order to do her fabulous online classes. Which, for most of you , is probably a breeze. Anyway, with my creativity ignited, I took off, wanting to learn everything I could.
My new found love of art journaling was born. I have always drawn or painted, but with no direction or joy in the outcome. Since then,things have changed.I am now super excited to get up every morning and put pen, paint or ink to paper.Whatever takes my fancy. Of course I have days where it's a bit Blaaaah, but who doesn't? But mostly I can change my mood with a bit of art-therapy. Journaling is such an awesome ( and cheap) form of therapy.  Sometimes we just need to express an idea, a tough or an emotion, and wether it's in the form of a drawing or pen work, it works.
I urge you to consider these ideas and how you can use them in some way in your life. I think even just doodling on a notepad is a form of journaling.It's a free expression without the constriction of ' what if it's no good ' buzzing in your ear. It's just fun.
Well, I think I have typed enough for today, but if you're wanting to check out Jane Davenport's classes, you can see her trailers on Youtube.She is really great .....just saying Her combo class with the amazing Teesha Moore( art journaler  extraordinare, is a must.It's called Mermaid Circus and is only going for a short time.Check them out
Hope to see you more often......12 months is a bit long.....heehee.