It's great to do when your day is 'bitty'. I used to think I needed at least a few hours to go into my craft room and 'create' something...but that really isn't true for me anymore. (thanks to a certain Dyan Reaveley who educated me recently on the anatomy of a journal page!)
My days have been quite taken up with visiting my Aunty and sorting out a care package for when she comes home (very draining trying to get people (Dr's!) to understand the situation!)
So in between the running around (AND the other stuff I have to do every day) I nip into my craft room and art journal - one time I might spend a few minutes adding paint to a page, next time I go in it will be adding the background splodges or stamping or whatever...you know how it is!
I'm also loving being part of Kate's 365 art calendar challenge, you journal a snapshot of your day EVERY day of the year (which will be interesting to look back on in years to come.) So next time I go into my room it will be logging that days event! Then I go back to the art journal and start to 'build' the page... if I've only got a few minutes it will be something as simple as cutting out an image.
Anyway, this week I started a larger art journal - well large for me - if you want to see large, go to Virginia's blog and see LARGE!
This looks kinda scary on its own doesn't it? Its that grinning over sized mouth! I sometimes feel like this - my interpretation here was smiling through gritted teeth...
And this is the whole thing.....
I just keep bobbing into my room when I have any spare time. I know that's harder to do if you have young children or use another room as your crafting space because you can't leave things out... I'm fortunate to be able to close the door on my mess!
But the phenomenon that is art journaling is blessing my socks off at the moment and keeping me grounded during stressful times.