Depending on where you live in the world, January can be a dreary old month. Here in the north of England it has been grey, wet, blustery, stormy, and so, so dark. But daylight hours are beginning to increase little-by-little so there is hope on the horizon. The lack of light really gets to me every year and can me feel quite gloomy :-(
So, to counteract that, at my latest art journaling class with the fabulous regulars (at Art from the Heart, UK) I decided that we would focus on more positive things and think about growth and new beginnings. Each time in this regular class I try and do something new; no point going to a class each month and doing the same old, same old. You don't have to *like* all the new things that you try but the idea is that you might learn something that you can add to your regular style. This time we tried building up a background with lots of random layers (you can see some stamping showing through my top painted layers) to add a little history to the page. And from there we let the page grow organically, starting in one corner and taking it from there. We added doodled flowers and lot of scribbly writing.
Initially we worked on a tag (not so scary!) and added it to a page 'cos it just looks so nice with all that white space!
And then we worked on full sized pages:
Roll on spring!