Doing a little catching up tonight. I have two pages to complete. The basic task here was to use the images as inspiration for the marks you make on the page. I used the red on the climber’s equipment to rubberstamp. I also used white for my lettering because of the snow on the mountains. I do wish I had written the word “yearning” first and then stamped, but this is what this class is helping to teach. Journaling this regular helps you learn through the process. My journaling is about struggling to make ends meet financially. I feel like I’m continually climbing and there isn’t any end in sight and it is so easy to lose me footing and drop. I am surprised by how much this process is getting me to write about subjects I typically leave in the back of my mind, rarely shedding light or emphasis on them. Perhaps journaling daily is something I have needed to do all along?
Today I used the opportunity to journal about my frustrations with a situation at work. Our task was to use the template provided and then focus on layering and using different lettering. I didn’t really do much with my handwriting, but I mixed the upper and lower case letters of the word “overwhelmed” and I think this went well with the subject. I also stamped the orange dots using bubble wrap after I journaled, but before I stamped. The rest of the page is layered paper, washi tape, and the music transparency. The last item I think added a little bit of “chaos” to the spread. Feeling overwhelmed is like being a caged bird. Your song isn’t as sweet.