Do you ever do that? It may be a layout in your album, a page in your journal, a project for something... My heart wasn't really in it.
THEN I came across this post on a favorite blog "Balzer Designs by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer" Wow! This is just the inspiration I needed. Obviously, my page looks a lot like hers, but I really wanted to follow the "formula" so that I wouldn't have to think about it too much. I did it step by step (wish I took pictures of the process), sometimes a little more than 10 minutes at a time, but once I was tired or distracted, I stopped and put it away.
I am so happy with how it turned out. I really feel like the PROCESS was the part that I have been missing lately. I used to always enjoy my art journaling. I need to not let these prompts control me - I might have to stop them and just check them out once in a while...I don't know. Anyway, thanks Julie! I had the best time working one layer at a time. I even discovered (at the end) some cool foam stamps I bought from Pebbles, Inc. a jillion years ago. Forgot all about them and then there they were (the alphabet stamps and the cool doily type design on the left and right corner - A whole set of cool stamps)! Looking forward to taking my time again and creating just for me. =)
Had to come back and add this updated picture. I kept staring at it and thought it needed something. The splatters. I forgot to do the black paint splatters. Now, like my little guy says, "That's better!"