A bit of hit and miss in the art journal

All of my unfinished artwork makes me a tad anxious.

Half painted canvas leaning up against the wall, unfinished patterns on my desktop, art journal pages only half coloured in. All of these things make me a bit squeamish inside. I feel that everything deserves a fighting chance. Slowly, I am learning that they do not.

Sometimes you just have to walk away..

For example – this page is not going to be finished. Why? Because I am done with these flower shapes. I need some new shapes.

Art Journal Page - always a  work in progress - {artistically afflicted blog}  Julie Hamilton If I gave all of my ideas a fighting chance nothing would be completed around here. I need to decide pretty quickly if it’s a yay or a nay. I only have so much time to create. Slowly I am learning to use my time wisely and accept that not all ideas are good ideas.

The pages below are new pages I have been working on. I like them, but they are not quite where I want them to be…yet. They deserve a fighting chance though because I am learning from them and new ideas are percolating because of them.

Also, I am having fun with these. Fun – usually a good sign that things are going somewhere.

I hope this makes sense?
Art Journal Page - always a  work in progress - {artistically afflicted blog}  Julie Hamilton Lots of different colour combinations, different medium, marks and texture, layering….learning a lot from my time with these.

Art Journal Page - always a work in progress - {artistically afflicted blog} Julie Hamilton

Ok, a bit of  mixed media craziness may have been going on here, but trust me, I learned a ton from this one!

Art Journal Page - always a work in progress - {artistically afflicted blog} Julie Hamilton

Enjoy the weekend!

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2 thoughts on “A bit of hit and miss in the art journal

  1. I feel the same way. I have way too much unfinished art. I either get stuck on how to finish it, don’t have time, or move on to something else. I really like your journal pages. They do look like a lot of fun and if you are learning from them, even better!

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