After hiding away for the last few months, I actually made it out of the house and attended a craft group today. It was so good to catch up with friends and most unusually, I managed to make something. A rarity at these events as I normally come away with nothing 'cept my stomach filled with tea and biscuits.
In preparation, I'd already painted a handful of backgrounds in my art journal, with acrylic ink before heading out. Which made for light packing, I can tell you. A few magazines, a pair of scissors, some pens and glue. And that's all I needed. Such a change from the norm where I attempt to drag half my craft room along with me.
Loving my acrylic inks, as I learn how to use them. They're a bit on the bright side for my tastes but I've gone and bought some white and grey, so I can have a play at mixing them in to soften the vibrancy.
Nothing so wildly different in the format of this page. It was within my comfort zone but then, it was easier to do so when away from my crafty habitat at home. A bit of collage, a quote and some doodling. And it was unbelievably relaxing to create. Plus it's incredibly addictive. I highly recommend it. As Cath mentioned in a comment on a recent post, this takes me back to the art of making Altered Books. I used to love dabbling in them. I think art journaling is rekindling my enthusiasm again.
Until next time