Art Journaling the Last and First Day

…as I think about the new year ahead, I want to propose that we set aside chunks of time, big chunks, and give ourselves mental space, forgiving mental space, to wrestle with this fear. Start something new, with a fresh sheet of paper and a different set of materials. Let’s not just make what we’ve always made, what is easy, what is popular. Let’s make something new.
Abby Glassenberg

Last drawing of the year 2012

It’s a new year! Wow, another one. 365 days of creativity and new experiences! I think it will be a good one. I’m full of hope and expectations, as always at this time of the year! I ended the previous year (2012) by drawing in my hand bound art journal (filled with mostly watercolor paper). I drew a bluebird, the symbol of happiness.

Art journaling in the new year
Today I started the year with a quick art journaling idea on loose paper. I cut out the numbers 2 0 1 3 and glued them down. Doesn’t it just look awesome? This reminds me of the I am magic page I did once, also with cut-out-letters. I need to remember to do this more, it’s super fun and easy!

Are you joining me in the 365 in 2013 challenge? I hope so, the more the merrier! I’ve done two collages today and will scan them later.

But now that I’ve had some time to think about this project I realize I was crazy to proclaim it, but now it’s too late. So I’ll just close my eyes and join the ride!

Happy 2013!

4 Responses

  1. Love your bluebird of happiness, saw one in my oak tree this morning. I love seeing them in winter…and your 2013 positively pops out of that green, love, adore. xox

  2. As far as 365/2013 goes, I think it is critical NOT to get caught up in the number…maybe we’ll complete 365, maybe 231, maybe only 50 or even 10…but as long as we focus on the joy of creating whatever it is we have chosen as our focus, we will reap everything we could dream from such a challenge. That’s why I haven’t set a specific number to complete each week; I don’t want to create just for the sake of hitting some target number. (I’ll naturally do more some weeks and less in others.) The number is just there to define what kind of challenge we are attempting and that’s to focus on one particular medium and carry passion for that focus throughout the year. Anyway, I am thrilled to be participating and eager to see what blossoms.

  3. hi hanna,
    thanks for the email……i have posted my first two pages…….one for yesterday & one for today!………one for tomorrow is already under way.

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