Sometimes we get caught in the “what will I do with this?” or get too worried about things not being perfect for social media consumption. The making of this journal will advise you against overthinking.
You just need to look around, pick things out from your stash that you haven’t used in a while and commit 10 minutes to doing one page. Pour your heart out in it and walk away. It’s like instant therapy, trust me.
I recorded the above process video at 8 a.m., quickly stitched these patterned papers on my sewing machine, added the prints and the writings, hand-bound the pages together, recorded the show-and-tell video, took photos and post-processed them and shared the results at 10:30 a.m. across my social media channels. The actually creation time was less than an hour. But that’s for an ENTIRE journal. If you make just 10 minutes for your self, today, you could have a journal by the end of the week! How amazing is that?
These videos were created in March 2021, but I’m just getting around to sharing this evergreen bit of advice with you now. And do you know what is the best part about investing these 10 minutes in yourself every day? The zen it brings into your day spills over into other parts of your life. I find I’m happier or less grouchy, however my family wants to perceive it, and feel the spirit of giving more deeply throughout the day when I’ve had some time to myself to simply create.
Making time for art doesn’t have to take up your whole day…and you don’t have to do ALL of this in one sitting either. You do what brings YOU joy but I am here to help you keep it real and enjoy the process 🙂