Last night I was working in my studio for the 3rd day in a row....late in the evening, immersed in some journal work and it honestly felt delicious and extremely comforting. I go in phases when working in my journal. I almost always have it out when I'm painting to use as a palette, cleaning off my brushes or stamps right into my journal, but it might take me days, weeks, or months to complete a page. Not always, but sometimes. Over the last few days, I completed a bunch of pages though and started a million others. Don't you love when creativity sparks an avalanche of activity??
So yes, when I can't escape to the tropics, or take a full day off from the studio...art journaling is a little vacation for my mind and my regular day to day tasks.
I'm grateful for having this outlet to 'think out loud' with, and breathe in and out a bit more slowly.
What do you do to escape from your everyday life or tasks when a vacation is not an option?? I'd love to hear what type of tools you use to cope and take a break with!
Be sure to check out my Etsy shop! Back in December I had around 40 items listed but for the new year, I had a goal to increase that to 80--well now I'm pushing almost 100 items now!!! Lots of new items and even a few supplies!!
And New Note cards
Wait until you see this!! UNBELIEVABLE Limited Edition Giclee Print!
With a very exclusive print run of 50 for this size (24 x 36), you don't want to miss out on this spectacular piece for a fraction of what an original would cost yet enjoy an amazing reproduction that shows an amazing amount of texture and detail similar to that of the original.