Maybe it's the cold weather. Maybe it's reconnecting with a group I once spent an entire year exchanging postcards with. Maybe it comes from spending too much time in my art space. Is there such a thing? With all the extra stuff floating around me do I really need to get involved in a project? Well, the word commitment has never scared me but becoming involved in a project during the school year takes a lot out of me.
I recently took the plunge to participate in a journal round robin. The only rules are to send it off every 3-4 weeks. I told myself I could do that. The other rule is to include enough pages for each player to journal on the front and back of 2 pages. I'm using heavy (140 lb) index paper so players can layer on the paint, glue, whatever without wondering if the pages will hold up. I'm also keeping it simple. I dug around, found an old book, gutted the pages and punched two holes along the side of the spine at the top and bottom. I'm putting two binder rings through the holes for easy removal of each page as it gets worked on. I still have to punch holes through the pages and alter the covers a bit. I'm comfortable with paint so that will most likely be my choice of media for the cover. The words "Best Friend" stand out and I may leave them exposed.
I have my own journaling style and this rr will surely challenge me as I work with various themes. Oh yes, did I mention each journal participant has a theme? OK, I will focus on the fun of making art and pushing the envelope and not fret with questions like "how? WHAT? why?!" In other words, don't ask, just do. And have fun with it.