Thursday, 24 April 2014

Getting my Art Journal On...

I feel very lucky to have a job where I get to be creative every day, it's amazing. The only trouble is that because designing is my job, I feel like I have lost my hobby. Making things has always been my way of relaxing and staying inspired, but when everything I make is work related I start to feel a bit zapped of motivation. I think it's really important to keep creating just for fun, because often that's when the most valuable skill practice comes in - when the pressure is off. 

To give myself the excuse to make things just for me, I've started Rachel Denbow's 52 Weeks of Art Journalling on A Beautiful Mess. I had a feeling I was going to love it; I've read one of their e-courses before (dream-job) and it continues to be a great source of inspiration for me. I've completed the first week and I have to say the course is exactly what I wanted it to be. There's something I find really satisfying about making pages within a style or prompt that someone else has set for you - it cuts out that "what shall I make?" feeling (which I get enough of in my day job!). 

Sometimes it's nice to do something "just because"; and that's exactly what I'll be doing more of from now on. 

Is anyone else out there doing this course? What do you think of it? 

x Rachel 

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Happy List

Easing myself back into blogging with my favourite series! I've been hiding for a while... This year my freelance work has exploded a little bit - quite unexpectedly - so finding time to blog is proving a challenge. I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of it though - just getting used to my ever changing schedule. I'm not complaining, it's quite a nice problem to have! I just want to make sure I keep this little pocket of internet alive and well. 

Hello again :) 

x Rachel 


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