Thursday, May 2, 2013

Art Journal Blog Hop



Oh my goodness! I m so excited to be a part of this hop.
I still am not sure what an art journal is but I gave it my best effort!!
I hope you enjoy it!
You should have come from Julies blog
 http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

I started this page one day with no clear idea of what to do but I knew I wanted blue all over.

The next day I got the news my cousin had taken his own life.
I wasn't sure how to feel about this,he battled a drug addiction for most of his 45 years and burned a lot of bridges.

I  tried not to think I just grabbed some stuff and created.
I think this page sums up how I feel.
Sad  for such a loss.
Years of bitterness and desperation now all left to one feeling of sadness for a life lost.
A life wasted.





Two weeks later with the sun shining on my feet,I felt much happier.








I guess for some people an art journal is an expression of their talent.I think for me,it's going to be about the emotions I feel.
Whether that is sadness,confusion and despair or happiness,love and renewal.

I love Spring,it represents a chance to start over,to grow,to appreciate beauty once again after a long bleak winter.

Hope you have fun on your journey today.I am sure you will see some amazing projects on your way.

Your next stop is... Tameko Mays 

19 comments:

  1. Chris, I agree. Art journaling is an expresssion of feelings and emotions. I find it to be the best place to let it all out. Love your pages. I can feel it :) Thanks for sharing. -Lisa

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  2. Love them both and your first page is so beautiful andfrom the heart, you interpreted your feelings so well onto your journal pages Chris!
    Hugs
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks I am still wondering about what went so wrong for him.

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  3. So very sorry for your loss. Art journaling is a great way to get emotion out. Your pages are amazing and your feelings come through. Thank you so much for hopping along with us and hopefully we will do this again.

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    1. Had fun will definitely do it again!

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  4. Those are so great Chris!!!! Very heartfelt!

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  5. Chris, I'm so sorry for your lost. :( *hugs*!
    Your pages really came through and is sincere..

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  6. Looks like you've caught on to the purpose of art, Chris. Yeah, it can be very therapeutic. That's why they have degrees in it. Your pages are lovely. Great job!

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    1. I get art I am a painter also ,I just couldn't figure out what an art journal actually was.Loved looking at them and all but I like my emotions spent on a bigger canvas with paint!Thanks for the kind comments!

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  7. Chris, this is such a beautiful expression of your feelings. Both pages are lovely!

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  8. Hi Chris,

    Sorry to read about your loss. Both pages are are so beautiful and freeing.

    Be encouraged,

    Tameko

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  9. Great pages! Sometimes I like to journal feelings too. It's a great way to express my feelings without using lots of words (words are not my friends)

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  10. Totally love the contrast of mood between these two pages! They are perfectly beautiful!

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  11. Awesome pages, Chris. Thanks for the inspiration. I am so sorry for your loss. It's got to be so hard to understand why/how this can happen. You will be in my prayers.

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  12. These are awesome, Chris! I love that you play out your emotions in your art! That totally makes me smile as does seeing all your beautiful work!

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  13. Lovely pages Chris!! What a fun way to express your feelings!

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  14. chris, our environment does influence us on our creative journey... your art work has lots of texture to it, so enjoy the process, it truly is organic in feelings

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  15. I really like how you expressed your sorrow on your first page, very fitting. I didn't look through your older posts yet but want to go see your "bigger" art as well. Thanks for sharing your heart with us, may you find comfort!

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