Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bringing Retro Back

Get Along
Originally uploaded by sadiepaula78

Scrapbooking that is. Art journaling for me has opened a whole new avenue for using all those hoarded, "old", scrapbook supplies I have in my stash. See, in scrapbooking, I've always been "trendy". Closly watching mags, blogs and websites for what's new... unable to avoid buying all things "hot". This has left me with quite a few supplies (have you seen my crazy room??).
For some reason, I have avoided what's trendy in art journaling. Instead I have focused on what I like, using what I have, and love. I strive for what's truly "me", using supplies that aren't what's currently "hot", but rather what's speaking to me at the time. It's such a joy to use such treasured supplies. I love using in this form where I can fondle them, love them.
I'm enjoying my new found passion... I hope you are out there using your treasured, hoarded, supplies right along with me.
Much love.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Real Journaling/Alone

Originally uploaded by sadiepaula78

Yes, I know it's been awhile. Thanks so much to all those reading, commenting and generally showing me love. I am so grateful!

A few new journal pages (and pics of my MESSY art room!) on my Flikr, I've been busy while I've been quiet. It's no secret why I've been MIA, well, not if you've been reading my pages anyway. I continue to suffer with depression and anxiety, and the holiday season was a hard time for me. I got through it by journaling. I am not the type to sensor my pages, or pretend that everything is all rainbows and unicorns... I just feel that putting these things "out there" is better for me in the long run. Admitting these issues is somewhat freeing for me, and my hope is that by releasing these things into the world it will ultimately help me get over them.

That being said, I have been known to use the odd flap, or envelope, to hide the most raw of emotions or feelings about others that don't need to be "out there". My point is, just get it out. Be real, be honest, be raw. You just never know who you may meet, or better yet, help by sharing the ugly times as well as the good.

Again, thanks for all the support. You guys know who you are! :)

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