Regular readers will know that Wednesdays are our regular art journaling day. This week’s prompt will encourage us to look at other people’s art in a mindful way.
Some of us are gifted artists, illiustrators and painters. Some of us are not. Gifted or otherwise we can all appreciate the skills of other artists. Some of us prefer photography, others prefer oils or perhaps watercolours or pencil studies. Some of us may like the same things but for diferent reasons.
It is Wednesday, the middle of the week, hump day if you will. Over on GeorgeCrafts we know Wednesday as art journaling day.
This week we will look at creating an alternative self portrait. Instead of focusing on what we look like, this “portrait” will look at who we are. It is easy for us to find fault with the way we look, but the truth is, appearence is not important. It is who we are that matters.
Some of you may have seen my foray into painting with acrylics. Well this week’s art journaling prompt has taken some inspiration from the acrylics workshop and some from my preparations for last week’s Crafternoon.
Intrigued? Well keep reading to find out more!
Around this time last week I was busy chopping up old magazines to prepare for some journaling at the Crafternoon. When gathering my magazine clippings I spotted so many images I wanted to collage with, so this week’s journaling prompt was born!
Wednesday is here and that means it’s time to talk journaling! This weekend I am hosting a Crafternoon in aid of the mental health charity Mind. There is lots to do, including planning craft activities and baking cakes. So what better way to plan an afternoon of craftiness than with with my art journal!
I hope you are looking forward to another art journaling prompt. This week we are going to try and use our art journals to help us practise mindfulness.
It’s very easy and you don’t even have to leave your own home, although you can if you want to!
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment, concentrating solely on what we are doing and what is happening around us. It is enjoying the sounds and smells around us without thinking about what to make for dinner, when to catch the bus or a hundred other things that consume our day to day lives.