I have been meaning to get into this art journal lark for a while now, and finally decided to actually do something about it. I followed various links and trails and discovered Sarah Whitmire's Soul Journaling prompts here which have the advantage of being free so I thought I would give them a try before taking the plunge and paying for an online course. I have now built my "soul armor" and here it is:
I seem to have made it more of a soul barrier with a bit of armor hiding behind it, but I guess that says a lot about me. I'm not sure how much further I will go with Soul Journaling as I feel I want to explore a different direction from the one that the prompts are taking me. I have enjoyed making this page though, and I am feeling like taking a paid course could be worth it. First I have to read through the digi version of the first Somerset Studio Art Journaling magazine and see where I end up after that.
I've also done this weeks prompt for Scrapdolly's 52 in 10 project, so after a week of doing nothing very much creative I seem to have got my mojo back, YAY!!!
The prompt was to list your resolutions for this year. This year I am trying the One Little Word concept and my word is TIME, so this paper fit perfectly. It's a Tim Holtz paper, apparently, but I have no idea where or how I got it! The challenge was to add some stitching.... no way! So I cheated and used ribbon with stitching already on it for the tag, and stamped some faux stitching underneath the opening for the tag pocket. The reason for the introduction of the shades of orange was, I was merrily working away in green and ecru when I discovered I didn't have any green dymo tape, or even any black! Bummer! So I settled on orange and incorporated an orange flower and edged the tag with some spiced marmalade distress ink.