I didn't get to the art part today as I was organizing and cutting things out of some magazines and organizing those pages and pictures and phrases. As I was doing it, I also looked at the two different kinds of journals I have been working in and thinking about what it is exactly that I'm doing.
I thought maybe I could do both or mix it up a little, but I realized that there are two or three issues that are really the things that stop me from moving forward.
- Teesha Moore style art journaling and visual journaling with collage for a journal are really different.
- I'm not sure which one I'm looking for so I haven't been able to pick a style or even to do both.
- Perfection rearing it's ugly head again. It comes in a lot of forms but mostly, when it comes down to it, it is me judging myself against some external standard. On the face of it I can see it for what it is - um, HI. I'm not doing this for money or a grade. Why does it have to be perfect? Try it. But there are still the little niggling doubts.
Another project: Set up my art space so that I don't have to set up and take down EVERY TIME I want to do something. That takes up so much time, by the time I get everything ready, my time is up or I'm not in the mood any more. I need a dedicated space to make it easier. I guess it would take away an excuse not to have made a page or done something artful other than the prep work.