Over the weekend, I watched a couple of Suzi Blu's inspirational Mixed Media Art Journal videos... and found myself starting to create my first page in a brand new journal. Now, being a recovering perfectionist... I hated what I made! The pencil was too soft and smeary... the eyes were too lazy... the mouth was too big... and on and on! But... Suzi says don't give up!
So, I brought out the paints, thinking I could fix it.... Eh. It was okay. Looking better. Hair taking shape. Eyes coming into focus (hee!). Dress, good. But the lips were just too big and I couldn't cover them up. I said, s%#@... I'm taking out the sandpaper and I'm just going to sand them off... but the graphite wouldn't budge!
So I said, I like words... I'll cover it up with a word! I found the closest book and the word "Protect" jumped out... It reminded me of when I was young, shy and awkward and thought that keeping quiet and blending into the wallpaper would make the mean kids leave me alone. It took me a very long time to learn to speak up. In fact I'm still learning. But watch out world... here I come... and I definitely have something to say!