Sunday, April 22, 2012
Roaring Bear Art Journal Pages
Three weeks ago I was feeling very grumpy. I tried to take a nap, but I couldn't sleep. I finally went down to my studio and decided to work in my art journal. I picked up some bright colors of paint, that I thought wouldn't make a pretty page...my mood wasn't pretty. After I applied all the crazy paint colors with an old credit card, I found a picture of a bear in a magazine. I added him to one of the pages. I felt like a grumpy bear. I took some foam stamp letters and spelled out roar. I felt like I was roaring at others. I painted more details to the word. Next I took a cloud stamp I picked up the day before, and filled it in with some paint. I added others stamps too. While doing all this I kept praying, asking why I was in this mood. My answer came while expressing all my emotions on the pages. Grumpiness has other causes....anger does. There is always a different emotion causing the anger. There was an underlying issue that I was able to answer before art journaling. I was upset. I want to teach art journaling. I have dreams of helping others through art. I had negative feelings of my dream never coming true. After I finished art journal pages, I felt so much better. I had so much fun figuring out why I was upset. The photo above is that day's art journaling. I hope you give it a try the next time you feel like you are in a funk.