Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's just 1 more week - well actually not quite 9 days - til we leave for Palm Springs. I've been busy trying to get everything finished up. Why does everything take 2 or 3 times as long as I figure it should???? Maybe because I keep finding these amazing blogs with fabulous art and I'm spending time doing that instead of what I should be doing??

I've been surfing some fabulous sites and seen some wonderful art work in journals, tags, ATCs and all kinds of art pieces. I particularly like Patty D's artwork(from Tuscan Rose and River Bend Ranch fame). I keep going back to her site to view her 30 Minute Collages. I've also discovered so many other artists' blogs and the work is unbelievable. These artists truly inspired me!

I've been threatening to start an art journal but just never seem to get around to it. Well this afternoon I finally did it! I created my first 30 Minute Collage! I am sooooo excited and I actually did it in a journal I started last year but never kept up. I decided to continue with that journal, rather than starting "fresh", in a brand new journal, as I normally would have done. As I'm very much an "all or nothing" type gal, this is yet another first for me! It's a really big change for me so maybe I'm turning over a new leaf?

I'm going to follow Patty's example and pledge to create some 30 Minute Collages. I won't be able to create a collage a day. I work shiftwork and long days so there are blocks of a time when I really am not motivated, nor do I have the energy or concentration to do art. But I will pledge to create at least one 30 minute collage every week. I will not be working on this plan until I come back from PS at the beginning of March but I pledge to do it faithfully from the first of March til the end of the year. If I work to this plan, I will have a minimum of 40 collages done by the end of the year. Now, that's exciting and if I can do it, it will be so cool!!

I'm soooooo excited about this, that I'm even considering taking a few supplies away on holiday with me. But on the other hand, I feel like I'm just setting myself up for failure. That seems kind of pointless as I know the vacation environment is not conducive to doing my "art thing" when our holiday is going to be party central.

1 comment:

MezzoKat said...

Hi, Sandy! Your journal project sounds really great, and having a plan is the way to start.
About to take or not to take material along for creating, why not take a simple little spiral notebook for jotting down ideas. That way, you won't feel bad about taking craft things along and not using them, but when you get back home, you'll have ideas for your journal. Feel free to ignore my ideas! ;-)