Well, since yesterday you might have already collected something that caught your attention. Something nice, cool, fun, positive, beautiful or whatnot, today you can take it one step further. I realize this challenge is not something you do in a minute, so don’t worry about it taking a little longer. Today is a nice day to start, it doesn’t mean you have to finish it as well!
26. Make a collage of amazingness
When I was really struggling, I had a period where I’d lock myself up in my room, spread out hundreds of cut-outs on the floor around me and artsyfartsy with it. I scrapbooked my entire closet (which I now don’t have a picture of because it’s the one at my parents’ place) with photo’s, inspiring words and texts, and random images. And I had an art-journal.
I still cut out words and pictures regularly. I just never journal anymore. Not in words, not in scraps. Nothing. And this post made me go back to my old artjournal (well, old, the most recent one is late 2012) and it really hurt. And made me wonder, maybe I should invest in some therapeutic (art)journaling again?
Nobody ever told me to do this, nobody ever said it would help. I would always jokingly call it my creative therapy if my roomie would come home and find me in the middle of all my mess. But maybe it was more therapeutic than I realized back then.
*Both are positive cut-outs. Most of my artjournal entries are dark and black. That wasn’t really the intention of this post. Maybe Ill share them later? Even these two are quite something to share.. I’ve never ever shared any bits of my journals before today
Do you do any creative therapy (even if its just you keeping yourself busy)? What type? Do you (art)journal?