Meet my "magical bags." Magical cause you never know what you'll find inside!
Sometimes I'll find interesting photos or words from a magazine that will give an instant boost to a journal spread.
Other times I'll find scraps of paper to use as a background in addition to very cleaver magazine imagery.
Just today I found a great piece of left-over scrapbook paper that I thought would look great in an old picture frame. It worked. Instant art. You never know what you'll find in my magic bags.
When it comes to scraps of paper, interesting pictures or phrases from a magazine, they will undoubtedly go into one of my huge clear "magical bags." I never really thought about calling them magical until right now as I was typing this post. That's a good word to describe them because sometimes I find something that I forgot all about and I have this "moment." LOL! It's like hearing from a long lost friend and sometimes it even feels like eating a scoop of my favorite ice cream on a hot day. Yeah, that good.
My "magic" bags, as I'm now going to start calling them, have been with me through thick and thin. I dive into them when I need a catchy phrase for a journal entry or if I need some scraps to spruce up a background. If I need it, it's there.
I think it's safe to say that all of us who are drawn to making art in one form or another have a magic bag, box, drawer, or something where we keep our treasures. Where do you keep yours?