Sometimes in my art journal I write about the mundane happenings of the day-to-day. Sometimes I pour more feeling into it. There are days when I use it to jot down notes: a shopping list, a website to visit, a crafty idea, a quote I heard. And sometimes, I may even rant. ;) Or at least put some things on paper to get them out of my head.
Most of the time I like to preserve these words so I can revisit them later, and treat them as "historical documents." But sometimes there is just some yuck I want to get out and be done with. I found it somewhat therapeutic to redact the crap and pick out positive words and phrases, some silver lining out of the self-loathing storm scrawled on the page.
Then, it appears that some virtual retail therapy was in order. Lol! I also use my art journal as a pin board for things I find in catalogs and magazines. A bowl designed to guide the salsa onto my chip? Yes, please! And I'd love to build a magnetic folding chair out of pallets, too. And embroider more.
Now, off to find a thick, black marker and see if I can make some redacted poetry from the morning paper! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting!