25 March 2010

'Start the Revolution with Me'

"Start the Revolution with Me"
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My goodness, I've been posting quite a bit, haven't I? I wonder if it's all this nervous energy that I have been feeling recently. I'm moving within the week (!) - and as a result of all the newness that is to come, I've felt that I have been completely saturated with change. I am always thinking of it, feeling it, and dreaming of it. Exciting and terrifying and a little bittersweet.

I created this journal spread late last night - most of my creative ideas are born in the wee hours of the morning! This page started out messy, uncomfortable, unpleasing, and frustrating. It ended up being one of my favorite pages thus far. As I watched it transform, I thought to myself, "If anyone were to ask me who I was, I would point to this page. 'This is who I am,' I'd say, 'This is how I think, what I feel!'" I am not sure if I feel the same way about it now, but I'm thrilled to be on the right track.

Over the past week I've felt that my artistic style has been in full development, and finally I can see some of myself in my pages. When I began this journal - you can see all of the pages here - I was emulating other artists' work that I admired. Now, I am beginning to do my own thing: messy, layered, busy, experimental, unrestrained. This sudden understanding is a wonderful thing and I hope to maintain it, develop it, and nurture it as best I can.

I hope that today finds you completely full of you! Shine, my lovelies! Be happy and be full of the most beautiful kind of thoughts!

Much love,


Erica said...

I think I must have missed a blog entry of yours, because I had absolutely no idea that you were moving. Once you get settled in, be sure to let me know your address so we can keep in touch via snail mail. :)

Will you be living on your own? If so, is that a new experience for you?

Best of luck to you during your move. It's a difficult and emotional thing to do, even if you're excited and happy about it. *hugs* I wish I could be there to help you pack your things and move your furniture.

Ingrid said...

i'll send you the address soon! i'm moving in with my dad - to be honest, it might be easier for me if i were moving into my own place.

thanks so much for your good wishes! i appreciate it so much, really, really. <3

Lianne said...

Beautiful page! It's great to hear that you are on the right track to rediscovering yourself! Good luck with getting even more on the right track and the big move! :)

I still haven't really started art journaling. Will do once I have more time!

I have been feeling much better lately. I have met an amazing person who inspires me and makes me feel like I have never felt before.
Life's good!

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Beautiful spread! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you start to do your own thing in your journals? Congrats!

~Barb~ said...

This is such a beautiful journal spread...and it is so wonderful that you feel yourself coming into your own, artistically. That is awesome.
Peace & Love,

Make-a-life said...

That was a lovely blog post. I agree that my personality is reflected on the art i do.I love your page so much.Fancy doing a film of you making up all thoose layers?

XXo Makealife

Elizabeth said...

Emulation that turns into your own things is the best thing we can ask be inspired, yes? :)

Ingrid said...

i'm blushing from all your lovely comments! thank you so very much!

lianne - may i suggest doing a little doodle or two in your art journal? a page can be built slowly; you don't need to start with an entire page (though, of course, it's entirely up to you). so glad you're happy, sweetie!

dawn and barb - receiving such praise from two outstanding artists like yourselves is humbling! thank you so much!

make-a-life - i do wish i could make a video for you, but i have no video camera! some day, perhaps.. or maybe a photo tutorial?

elizabeth - you're so right! imitation is the first stepping stone to letting your own style shine.

happy creating, ladies!

Lianne said...

That's a great tip! Thank you! <3

Emma said...


And how exciting to create something that you feel deeply is YOU!

Good luck with your move. I have a move coming up within a month and it's driving me batty...


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