|The creative mess before the final page is completed.|
|Collage August 6|
My original idea was use layer upon layer of tissue paper inspired by these beautiful collages. While her collage included paint, washi tape, and perhaps stickers, I wanted to stay within the confines of what I set for my glueblook; paper and glue only. I discovered my Fiskars large square punch tore the tissue paper so I had to rethink my original idea. I went back to my scrape basket and used scrapbook paper. While I was disappointed that my original idea of sticking strictly with tissue paper failed, this was fun, therapeutic and doesn’t look half bad. I will try doing this again in another journal applying her idea of starting with a paint base, adding paper then using washi tape, different shaped paper and stickers with ink. I have very few punches so I am going to have to hook up with someone who does before taking this on.
After being laid off I found it easier to settle into a routine. I also noticed I settled into reading the same couple of books which I found fed the most basic needs of my soul. I begin by lighting a candle. As I light it, I hold the intention I have for the reading that day. As I read, I write down what speaks to me or questions I have. Sometimes an art journal page will form in my mind and if time allows I go to my office to begin working on it.