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The story behind a journal page

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 25, 2018

Behind every journal page, there is a story. It could be a story you want to tell with that particular page or the story behind how this page came together. I believe that every page represents a part of me and who I am at the moment. Today I want to show you the story behind one particular page I made in my art journal just before I wrote this blog post.

The story behind a journal page

The Beginning

When I came home today I felt like creating a page in my art journal but I was completely uninspired. That frustrated me and made the feeling even worse so I sat down and just skipped through my flow magazine. I ripped out all the pages with pretty pictures I could use now or some other time when I came across the picture by Vicki Rawling. When I first saw this picture a while ago I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to use it one day. When I saw it again today I had to use it and finally felt inspired.

The Prozess Of Creating

Just before I sat down to journal, I remembered I wanted to try out a Podcast called How She Creates which was recommended by @aspiretoamble on Instagram a few days ago. At the moment I really wish I could meet up with someone and create something together because for some reason I feel really lonely sitting on my desk all by myself at the moment. I thought maybe listening to other peoples voices talking about creating may help. I listened to the first episode of the podcast and fell in love with it right away. The whole process of creating this art journal page was really relaxing and I am so happy I have found this podcast.

The Story Behind The Page

At the moment I am really busy with school and I have this strange desire to go on an adventure somewhere else. I want to do something that inspired me and that I have never done before. For example stay in a lonely cabin in the woods or the mountain for a couple of days where I can relax and create without having to worry about anything else. The picture I used in this journal entry reminds me of that desire and I tried to catch the feeling through creating something. Looking at the finished page now I feel a lot calmer and happy than when I started creating this afternoon. So many stories are hidden inside this picture by Vick Rawling and I think that is what I love most about it.

I loved creating this page and I am so happy I discovered the How She Creates podcast. Just by creating I had many new ideas like writing this blog post. Maybe I will do posts like this more often where I tell you the story behind a journal page I made. What do you think?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

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