It’s week six in the Season of Happy at Get Messy Art Journal. This week I’ve created two very different double pages to express my happiness. It’s the last week of this season. Our next one begins on April 4 and I’m looking forward to finding out the theme. At the end of this post is an explanation of art journaling and the Get Messy experience!
The first prompt I did was Happiness is… that was simple! Happiness for me is walking the woods and fields of our Idaho mountain property. All the photos are mine taken on the ranch.
The second prompt I took on was art journaling my first happy memory. Well, I have no memories of my early childhood so I made up stories from two photos of me when I was four.
In the left hand panel I’m dressed up in mom’s shoes and some fabric I’ve wrapped around myself.
I was wearing roller skates in this page. I wonder if I imagined myself looking just like that girl on her skates. I had fun getting a 1960’s feel for these pages.
Can you feel the difference in energy between the ranch page and the 1960’s page? I love how the colors and lines and texture or lack of helped create two totally different moods.
Do you have a favorite? Right now I’m going with the red one… it lifts my spirits and excites me to look at it.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.
What exactly is art journaling?
Ambiguous answer: whatever you want it to be! More specific answer: Art journaling is a notebook that you fill with drawings, paintings, thoughts, words, lyrics, photos, magazine cutouts and random ephemera from your life and events. It can be where you practice art techniques or sketch out big projects. It can be your journal where all things creative + all things emotional intersect. You can put in pretty things you find and want to keep or it can be where you collect and process through your deepest, darkest thoughts. It is where art and journaling meet. Need more of a visual example? Visual answer: look here.