Another reason why I adore this type of art journaling, is that I love looking through magazines and such for images that relay what I'm feeling at that time. It's an easy and quick way to share in my journal what I'm wanting to express. I can think more about what I want to say when I don't have to really worry about creating a multi-layered page of paints and whatnot. I have always loved clipping images from magazines since I was a little kid, so I know that's a lot of it, too. And who doesn't like gluing things down? I could sit and cut images and words from magazines and then glue them down all day long. It's like some form of stress relief for me. I have tons of words and phrases that I have cut out, too, and am trying to decide of a good way to sort them for easier use. Even as simple as a box with "happy feelings" and a box with "not-so-happy feelings". If I think it will ever work in my journal, I cut it out and save it for later.
This journal is definitely a place where I spew out some of the yucky stuff that I'm feeling and/or thinking. It's not all pretty and not all happy thoughts, that's for sure. And it's comforting to know that I have a safe place to go art out some of those things....good and bad.
So, here are a couple of pages that I finished recently:
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