AJED#4 with a twist!

So, onwards and upwards… Day 4 of Art Journalling Every Day and I am also blogging every day too! I have a non-art blog where things that I find funny, interesting, annoying, etc. go. WP issued all WP bloggers with a challenge this year – to post every day or to post every week. It’s very easy to start a blog and then later, find it can be difficult to keep blogging. The trick is not feel guilty about it, one way or the other…

Anyways, I digress. I am not a great goal-setter or resolution-maker. I always aim too big and get really fed up when I fail to make the (often unrealistic), goal I set myself! It’s human, isn’t it? I think I have enough auto-critical stuff going on in my art without setting myself up in every other area too, don’t you?! So, I found this lovely, sensible, arty lady called Sharon, who shares her wisdom on her blog – My Story Art.

Sharon is showing me a new way forward this year… and here’s one of the journal exercises I did yesterday: Step 1 – Take an Inventory…

All this... from 2010!

I took an old A4-sized French Kitty Diary (where I dabbled with a bit of journalling last year), and stuck down some plain paper to cover the print, and also the Questions I had copied into Word and printed out. I worked quite freely through the exercise, trying to focus on the positive and left space at the bottom for a little arti-phi-cation!

I am peeping out into 2011!

I have always loved that *eyes*stamp and I didn’t even think too hard about my choices, but they feel right and I really like how the page turned out! I adore the colour orange – ever since someone told me it’s the colour of creativity!! – so when I am not sure what colour I need, I invariably plump for the orange! In keeping with that I doodled a tiny orange flower at the end of each statement too!

Sharon’s process is sneakier than bare-faced Goal-Setting… and I suspect we shall end up doing just that eventually; we’ll simply arrive there at a slower pace, with less stress, knowing exactly how we came to those conclusions. Well, I think that’s the idea, anyway! 🙂

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  1. Hi Rosie…thanks for coming by. I have joined AJED as well as Traci Bautista’s art journaling.

    The change of eating does work…it’s not fast but you will see results if you stay with it. I love your page…the eyes make it. I have a (?)….how do you do links like you have in the above post? I haven’t learned that trick. See ya around AJED. I may not be able to do it everyday after I start an online class next week.

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  2. keep hanging in there. as with every diet, the first days and week especially are the most difficult. don’t give up yet. keep going. i really really loved your stips. you got it and it will be worth it

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  3. This is the second time I’ve come back to look at this, Rosie! What a gorgeous, wonderful page! And it’s ORANGE! Still my biggest crush color. You said, “and I am also blogging every day too”, which of course makes you my heroine, since it’s more my fantasy than my practice, but I’m giving it a go……along with AJED, which I’ll probably manage, just maybe won’t get it into every blog post…fall down, get up, fall down, get up, get up, etc. LOL!

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    • Oh bless you Barbara!! You are MY heroine – you support me every step of the way and somehow, when I begin to doubt myself or feel I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, you appear in my comment box with your pom-poms and cheer me on!
      Hugs xoxoxo

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  4. I LOVE your recent journal pages!

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