I’ve been playing with a lot of tags lately – I go through phases where I am obsessed with them. And they are so quick and easy to play with. Much less pressure than playing in an art journal. When a journal page doesn’t work, I throw it out (I am NOT one of those girls that thinks anything can be saved). It doesn’t feel so bad throwing out a tag that doesn’t work out.
I’ve been a lot less structured and more experimental after watching Dina Wakley’s Creative Jumpstart video. I’ve been working on tags and in a creative jumpstart journal and I am liking both of them more than my planned out journal at the moment. I am thinking it might be the size. My ‘official’ journal is A4 size. My jumpstart journal is only A6. Less white space to fill – and less pressure to create something good. Something perfect. Something worthy of a Somerset cover. No pressure on myself or anything – no wonder I don’t like working in my official journal as much.
My pinterest board has lots of tags – so I really seem to have a tag thing going on at the moment. I have Dina’s video on that board too – as well as some others from people like Roben Marie Smith and Kelly Rae Roberts. So much good stuff on there – I could get lost it it all for hours. Jumping between my Pinterest board and my art table. I go to my board when ever I need a creative jumpstart. If you have a Pinterest board for art journals or mixed media, let me know to I can go check it out.