I had a peak at the Scrappies galleries the other day, just to see which layouts had already found their way to the contest and I was sad to see that not a single layout had been moved to the art journaling category. I wondered if perhaps the excitement we all felt last year about art journaling had somehow faded. Perhaps it had just been a passing trend much like steam punk and fantasy. I felt a little sad until I realized that I hadn’t even made a page either for quite some time. How could I expect others to share their art journaling pages when I didn’t even do it myself? I had been so excited about art journaling but for some reason I wasn’t doing it any longer.
I was listening to Joshua Radin’s I’d Rather be with you and decided to try and create another layout for the ‘Soundtrack of my Life’ project. A song that so reminds me of many of the thoughts I struggled with when first meeting my now husband.
For a short moment I even felt tempted to try it out myself but don’t worry – I am a digital girl no matter what. I would never feel comfortable doing something where there’s no ctrl+z.
So be prepared to see much more art journaling in my gallery in 2012. Hopefully I can inspire others to start exploring art journaling.
P.S. And now you might be asking yourself; How many times during a single blog post did I write art journaling. The answer is 14 give or take a few.