Sunday, 18 January 2015

journalling vibes

Setting myself resolutions and challenges has never really been that successful, I'm someone who is both determined and yet can procrastinate spectacularly well, so setting myself things to overcome just makes me anxious about achieving them, thus negating the purpose of the challenge anyway.

I think I've realised now that if I just go and do something, then I will reap the rewards from that. It's as simple as that, unfortunately. There's no magic technique to stop procrastinating, you just go and do it. I am sure I've linked this article before but it serves its purpose really well.

I finished my first semester of second year on the 12th January, and since then I've had nothing much to do, so decided to fill in my time with using a moleskine sketchbook I was given by my friend for Christmas. I've been collating scraps, ephemera and envelopes for a while and felt it was the right time to start using them. 

There's no way I will be able to continuously add pages to this journal, but I'm hoping that I can fill it up by the end of the year. It's already quite de-personalised - it's more about getting textile and pattern-based inspiraton from things I've seen and found - but I'm hoping to put more personal and "diary" like aspects in, like an art journal I did in 2012.

I consider myself a creative person, but I'm really bad at continuously practicing my craft, so this will be a massive work in progress so I can hone my technique, make a bit of a mess and generally have something else in my life that is creative... my course last term got pretty stressful and I hardly had time to do anything fun!

Let me know what you think, and if you have links to a sketchbook or journal I'd love to see it!

ciao and stay wiggly