I found out that, while I prefer the messiness of my studio to create artwork, I need clear space to be able to write. This is the first rose I picked up this year. There are hundreds waiting to open (it must have been all the rain we had, I've never seen so many buds).
I love my journal! I love my journal! I love my journal!
Once I start writing, I can hardly stop. I also enjoy being able to play with different techniques and experiments. In tone of the spreads below you can se "flower" things, that I made from nail polish marbled paper (thanks to amazing Carla Sonheim). I didn't show the close up, but it's really interesting. I really wouldn't know what to do with that paper, except put it in here where it makes me smile. You can also see that I tried making stencils like Judy Wise. I used pictures of my Mom and myself, and while they are far from perfect, I somehow immediately feel comforted when I see them.
I am still figuring it out, going with the flow and trying to see how I can tie in my style and make it completely my own. I am also trying not to overthink it... which, I am afraid, is becoming a habit.
Soon I will have to relearn how to actually think :-)