A Journal Prompt…
I have many many Journals.
One might say I have a slight addiction to the hopes and dreams one imagines they are going to fill the pages with..
hahahahahahah… and then reality strikes
I crack it open, feel the beautiful paper and smell the crisp whiteness of the page, and then
The Inspiration, the big dreams disappear. I am overcome that I will ruin it about 2 pages in. So I stack them neatly in my shelf and go back to working on sheets of paper. For some reason that isn’t as scary as filling a whole book!
After having the honour of peering into many Art journalist diaries at a recent retreat, I was entranced by the colourful pages and multitudes of textures that you could literally see there love for colour and playing and trying new things… At no time did I see the fear I had.
So inspired to give it a crack I quite literally cracked open an untainted journal from the shelf, let it open where it opened and started with a quote from the amazing Ronald Dahl
we are the dreamers of dreams
found a medium I was comfortable with and set to work, working quickly so that inner art critic didn’t set to work and taint yet another album (hahahha – maybe next week sucker)
So play along….. what are your dreams?