Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Journal Artventuring

Even though I haven't been attacking the pages of my plain journal with loads of color and words each and every day, I've made it a point to MAKE it happen at least three times a week. This way I don't feel like I HAVE to. No better feeling like "HAVING" to do something, right? And to prove that you don't really need a journal to write into, I've put up a photo of a large 8 x 4 tag which I wrote on the back of. I taught a workshop a couple years ago where we arted up eight tags and the backs where left blank for journaling.
All of my big tags get painted several times, stamped and then a woman is placed on front of each one. I give each tag a name. The one above is "Seamstress for the Band" so it was only natural for me to write about my sewing experience in high school. I even glued a picture from the yearbook that showed me actually getting down with the machine! LOL! I was a nervous wreck.
I was inspired to write about my eating habits while cutting out coupons. It doesn't take much to get me going once the light bulb goes on! The words "Start Right - End Right" were my inspiration. You just never know what you'll find when flipping the pages of the coupon flyer!


Sherry Goodloe said...

Love how you're art journaling. And those tags are fabulous!

Stampmaiden said...

Thanks Sherry! I'm really trying. LOL!