Heart and Soul art journaling

Rubber Stamp by Impression Obsession & a wonderful gift for me, from Diana Kovacs! 

I'm happy to say that I continued to be "called" to work/play in my art journal. At the moment, not having a prompt is not inhibiting me. More often than not, every few days I have this feeling that I want to do something creative and so I make myself go start something in my art journal. One thing leads to another and a spread of pages materializes. For me, the entire key of this process is to simply START. I am very happy I have been doing just that! When I don't create something for whatever reason, I get feeling kind of grumpy or unsatisfied. I'm sure many of you can relate.

This spread started outside of my journal on a tag I had previously painted with leftover paint and a comb . . . from this earlier journal spread. I wanted to use this tag to try out the Clustered Triangle stencil/mask by Rae Missigman. I enjoyed using it so much I decided to add it to my journal and use the stencil on the journal pages too! On the tag I used a white Jelly Roll pen and a Zig "Wink of Stella" brush, another gift from my friend Diana Kovacs of The Moon Rose in Huntington, Long Island. With this brush, that has a soft silver glittery fluid in the barrel, I could easily add a little shimmer! Let me share the short Animoto Video I made that will bring you through my process of creating this journal page in about 2 minutes, see below. 

I learned that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
— Brenda Ueland