I used to hope that I would “find my style” very soon. I longed to find it, somewhere, anywhere. But I was looking for it before I was ready to see. Then I relaxed a bit and found it was there all the time. But of course it is more developed now. More clear, and in focus. Because I keep adding stuff to my journal, exploring my creative ideas, giving it space – and a lot of time over the years.
We should just say to ourselves:
- Hey, what is this on my desk today?
Could I do something creative with it?
On my desk: an orange label with a smiling fish (it’s from a fly fishing lure decorating thread that mom found in a flea market, and I intend to try to embroider with it)… I liked the label (as well as the pink colour of the thread) so I just added it on top of a journal page. Ka-bam! Pretty.
I don’t even have to write a whole journal entry on the page. Because maybe collage is my statement…
The important thing is to just do it. Be creative. And always always keep an ongoing journal close – what ever you do!