I am just having too much fun! The weather has been gorgeous this week and while the baby is napping, i'm out on the front lawn with my journal and supplies for about an hour of uninterrupted art time! it feels really really good.
I especially just LOVE to use all my prettiest and most favorite paper, tape, stickers, cut-outs, rub-ons, etc. I highly recommend just grabbing all the colors and things that make you happy and putting them onto paper, canvas or an art journal.
I know we are all guilty of saving those supplies for that special day/project/class/moment, etc. But really, the best time to use all the best stuff is NOW! :)
My journal is my most favorite place to use my best and most favorite stuff because I see it every day. I think of it as my grown-up sticker book. Did you collect stickers as a kid? I did. I had a very special sticker book and I remember filling up the pages with all my favorites. Smelly scratch-and-sniff, puffy sticker animals with googly eyes, neon bright wonderful goodness!
And it's just so freeing to use what you have and not feel too attached to it. It is fun to experiment and let go and not judge (too much!) ;)
i'm going to hawaii with my family in a few days and i'm having a hard time pairing down my supplies to fit into one little travel-sized bag. i don't know if i can limit myself to just ONE journal! ;)
i'll have to make myself a new little travel journal, i think. and just take the basics: mini kids scissors (as far as i can tell, any scissors under 4" are ok to take on the plane--but always check with TSA before flying when in doubt), mini glue stick, tape runner, a few washi tape (a few???), a small packet of papers vintage and new, one sheet of rubons, a small box of vintage labels, stickers (dilemma: the sheets are 12 x 12 inches!)... am i forgetting anything?
oh! and a few pens. (that'll be hard trying to decide on those precious few! and, does any one know which pens DON'T explode on airplanes?? i always have a problem with that!)
ok, i guess that's all for now. here's the list of materials used for the above pages: tissue paper, washi tape, scrapbook stickers by october afternoon, echo park, sassafrass lass, cavalini & co and crate paper, collage sheet image by teesha moore, vintage dennison labels.