I collect quotes, quotes that inspire me, amuse me, or make me think. Somewhere I have a notebook that I've been jotting them down in, but it's location is eluding me right now. As a result, I have a pile of paper scraps with quotes scribbled on them, some long, some short, some on small sticky notes, some on long list pad pages. (I really need to find my notebook).
For quite a long time I've wanted to try art journaling, but I haven't had the courage to jump right in and go for it. Don't ask me why - there's no good logical reason. Anyway, I thought that what I should start doing is creating journal pages for my quote collection. The quotes would give me both purpose and inspiration.
The photo at the top of this post is my first journal page. I decided to do them on loose sheets of paper rather than in a bound journal so that I'd have no limitations on how I chose to embellish the pages. I thought this quote was apropos since the journal page itself was an exercise in creating without experience (a definite source of creative growth), and on the page I used two new-to-me techniques - a linoleum block I carved (the flower at lower left) and a stencil (the yellow). I'm not crazy about the end result, but I have no doubt that I'll get better at this. I hope you don't mind if I drag you along on my journey.