One of the most positive aspects of my move is having the time to go back to my daily art practice. When I lived in Hong Kong, I journaled almost daily. I joined Get Messy in 2014, at the same time that I moved back to Canada. In Canada I had a full time job so I found myself with less time to make art. I mostly did the Get Messy prompts and my personal art journaling became less of a necessity. not only because of lack of time but also because I didn’t need it as much. Art journaling for me is a way to cope with stress and anxiety and to process my feelings. Being back home in Canada was not stressful in that sense so I din’t need to process through art.
But now, I once again overhauled my life to move somewhere else, left my career and all things familiar to find myself in a new place. Art is my saving grace. This is when I need it the most. So I’ve gone back to my art journal. I have a wonderful space, that will eventually be my studio once our shipment gets here. I have time to explore, try new things and make mistakes. So I will. Already I have been exploring and playing in my journal. I will be sharing these pages periodically here on the blog, with the tag art journal. I will also be sharing them on Instagram under a new hashtag: #Vsartjournal.
I am still fully committed to Get Messy; those pages will still be shared on Fridays. I am still fully committed to the Awesome Ladies Project; those projects will be shared on Tuesdays from now on. And now there will be Recent Art Journal pages posts on here too! I hope you’ll come with me on this journey.