Found a blog called Soul Journaling by Sarah Whitmire. She has a 22-day program to help journalers stretch their artistic legs.
My legs need stretching so I decided to try her suggestions.
I started by gluing on pages from an old book.
When that was dry, I took a permanent marker and completed this sentence, "Today I feel..." over and over all over the page.
Then I Gessoed lightly over letting a couple of the words show through.
After that I sponged a little metalic purple on top.
Then she wanted us to find a picture of something that represents our armor. How do we protect ourselves against the everyday issues that try to steal our creativity and ruin our day? She used a knight but that didn't feel right for me. Instead, I thought about it and realized that I just keep smiling and that gives me strength. I found the picture of the woman and cut out a big smile to put on her face.
It was fun doing something a bit different!