If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog most Fridays. The archives go back to the first Art Journal Every Day post in 2010.
It has been a looooong time since I shared a peek into my art journal. Be warned that there is some profanity on the last page, so skip this post if that offends you.
Motherhood and the pandemic are all wrapped up into a kind of confused jumble for me. Because I'm a first time mom, I can't really tell what is pandemic and what is motherhood. So, either motherhood or the pandemic (or maybe both) killed a bit of my art journal rhythm. I definitely arted in my art journal a lot less in 2020 than any year prior. Here are a few pages from June and July and August of 2020:
There's lots of oil pastel in this face. I don't fix the oil pastel and it hasn't been an issue in my books thus far.
When I say I didn't get into my journal much, you can see June dates on the left side of this spread and July on the right.
But you know what? Some journaling is still better than no journaling! So yay me! I don't think art has to be an all or nothing proposition. We all do what we can. Let's celebrate that!
I've started to use quite a bit of colored pencil in my art journal, as you can see in this spread: