On Journaling | Part 2

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A second chapter to my previous post on journaling, I thought I’d quickly write about another form of journal writing that I have decided to do in parallel. I have been inspired by my friend Vanessa’s art journals and after months of staying in the sidelines, I decided to sign up and do the Get Messy Art Journals. For me, this is more of seeking out other forms of inspirations, a chance to play with mixed media, and a chance to think outside of my day-to-day work.

As a warm up, I did prompts sent via email back in December.

Journal prompt: Choose a song that represents how you feel right now. Pair the lyrics with a photo of yourself portraying the emotion. Art Prompt: Script out the lyrics to create your background using a font or special handwriting you created.

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Journal prompt: Choose a quote that represents your view on the holidays or sums up this years holiday season and add it to your page. Art Prompt: Use a quintessential photo of this holiday season that best depicts your quote. Bonus points if you create a hand painted background.
As Christmas had past when I actually got around to doing the pages, I decided to focus on the Chinese New Year instead.

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And then these (below) are from the Prompt set #1 which revolves on the topic: Season of Love.

These pages below were a bit difficult to put together (or maybe I was overthinking things) because of a lot painful emotions that were brought out again…

On this spread below I wanted to focus on the ‘happy’ thoughts of motherly love. So the colour is very neon and bright and full of love. I used the tag to hide some personal writing.

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For this second spread, I already had an idea on what picture I was going to use but writing down the lessons learned in love was a challenge… but was so glad I wrote it all down. And I found one last remnant from the past (I had shredded a lot of old cards and bits and pieces a week ago so I really did not have much of an ephemera left), which I cut up and used to ‘border’ the page.

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