Monday, February 21, 2011

Art journaling...or as I call it, Art Therapy

Ramblings from my Art desk:
I started putting together a page in my art journal last night, and as I got more involved in it, I just didn't like the way it was looking. Some say I am a perfectionist, but if you've seen my art journal, you'd say I have given up on perfection. It has been a very freeing experience! Anyway, it wasn't gluing well, it was not what I had envisioned, and so I quickly removed it from the background page, before it was too late. It was sticky and a big mess. I put it aside, and started working with something else. I kept looking at that paper out of the corner of my eye...thinking, it's still pretty, I picked it for its colors originally. (strange, I know!) So...I picked it back up, and started tearing it up. First in big pieces, then into smaller sizes, not knowing what I was going to do with them yet. I started pasting them down, one by one, on a white background page...and it started looking like a mosaic. Sorta pretty, after all...Once I glued them all down, I modpodged over them, and continued on with my original plans for that page. The journaling that was opposite the page was about made up and legitimate reasons we don't just do something anyway!

I thought about God, and how he created each and every one of us. How he never chooses to toss us aside, regardless of how wrinkled, crumpled, or what kind of sticky situation we get ourselves into. He loves us no matter what! My page may not have turned out exactly how I originally planned, but it turned out pretty good after all. I think God would say the same thing of us...we may not have always followed what he wanted us to do, but for the most part, we turn out pretty well...
xoxo, m

1 comment:

  1. I love that you shared this. Thank you Monica!