I must have been slightly mad last week when I challenged myself to create at least 3 pages in my hybrid journal. I thought it would be easy - heck I even thought it would be fun. And it might just have been if I hadn't gotten sick on top of everything else.
I had actually talked myself into just skipping this week. It was okay - I wasn't feeling well after all so it would be okay to just take it easy.
Apparently I don't do easy!
Or perhaps I do because while I decided still to meet my 3 pages goal I also decided to give myself a break and not be a perfectionist.
It's not exactly easy turning off perfectionism and I might have fooled myself into thinking that was what I was doing.
However I've looked at these pages over and over again these past couple of days trying to decide if I wanted to share them or not. Because here's the thing I really hate about my skills.
I've always joked that I couldn't even make a straight line using a ruler which is true. Another thing is that I can't follow a line with a pair of scissors without making it crooked.
But it shouldn't really matter. I mean what does it matter? It adds character, shows it's homemade. Right?
So keeping it in the spirit of challenging myself - here's a new one.
During this next week I will paint/cut/create something that isn't pretty or perfect or whatever. In short I will create something messy! [Insert screaming face here]
Perhaps this is the time to try out some collage or just throw some paint on a piece of paper and call it done.
So let's just see how much I can let go this week and if I'm brave enough to share it next week.
For now, well at least I got 3 pages done.
As usual I'll be linking up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face. Thank you for stopping by - I'm really loving these inspirational tours around the web every friday.