I kind of regret not having taken many (if any at all) visual arts classes growing up. I went to an art school, and focused primarily on the performing arts -- theater, dance, vocal performance. I wrote a lot of prose, however it wasn't my main squeeze, much less any 2D/3D courses.
Fast forward seven years and my fascination with papercraft has been sparked, and I am pretty bummed that I never took a Mixed Media course when I had it available (free) to me. However, I can't sit and resent my high school self for not knowing that when she was 25, believe it or not, she'd actually really like glue and pretty paper and other flat, adherable things.
That being said, better late than never. These endeavors of mine often have a tendency to go to the wayside; my interest gets sparked and I put my proverbial "balls" into it, then once it loses it's immediate fascination factor and even remotely starts to feel like work, I kick it to the curb. I don't think this will happen this time, since my desire to have some method of documenting my life has remained consistent for years and years and years...
So I don't know if this is just a journal, an art journal, a scrapbook (probably not quite that), a smashbook, or whatever -- but I'm having fun with it and plan to continue having fun with it for as long as possible. I may or may not move on to a different medium, but for now...
I purchased the Art Journal All Year e-course from the girls over at A Beautiful Mess (at a discount - wootwoot!), and will be participating in 30 Days of Lists in an effort to keep the inspiration rolling... but will not be restricted to just these prompts and projects!So many pages to be filled, so many ideas and options.
Do you keep a journal? What motivates you? What is your favorite thing to write about?