I am back from my overseas trip, happy to be posting in real time again. Thanks for those of you who stayed around, or came back.
I have had some intense and challenging family time in the States and am looking forward to absorbing and integrating it over time. You know how it is sometimes when so much is happening that you hardly have time to think? I realise that many people live their lives that way but I never have, always having been the introspective type. But that is how it was while I was overseas so I am looking forward to some time to contemplate and integrate.
One of my main tools for the integrating is my art journal. I did journal while overseas, I spent time everyday just writing what had happened that day. I don't have a great memory and I want to be able to recall all that happened. It was a simple journal with mostly writing and some drawings.
Now I am looking forward to something more introspective. And to do that I am starting a new art journal (yay!)
It is a shape I have never used before. I like changing shapes, A5 - (8.3" x 5.8") to A4 - (11.7" x 8.3"), landscape, portrait, and now square! They all effect composition and how I put together the page. Because these pages are square, I might be inclined to create them as two pages rather than using a spread as one composition like I usually do. I have begun some backgrounds.