Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Introspection...

I was told when I was younger that I "think too much"...

Things thought about

I didn't really know what that meant at the time but I see it now when it comes to my art. It is hard for me to be loose and free -- to allow all that spontaneity that art sometimes demands, I guess in that thought I can answer my own question of why I do art journaling... it allows me the space to be free and open and at the best of times, spontaneous.

With that said however, I still think too much and take a lot more time looking at other people's art than doing my own. I tell myself it is for inspiration and ideas and then later say I don't want my art to look like or be anyone else's... Where do getting ideas and being derivative separate? I need to be there.


  1. Hi Rhonda.
    I don't think you can think too much......I don't think we ever stop thinking. It all depends on what you think!
    Thinking is good, it is proof of life!
    Have a lovely Sunday

    1. When you put it THAT way I agree!! I was using the idea of thinking as procrastination more than anything... but I love your positive attitude! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Love this page! Great idea keeping her eyes closed in all that deep thought. Fab!

  3. I am so inspired by this page and your discoveries, Rhonda!

    1. Thanks Teresa... I am liking art journaling more and more as a way to express my thoughts which of course lead to more thoughts, and sometimes some new art!

  4. I do the same thing...think too much, especially at night when I'm supposed to go to sleep, so many things come to mind and I can't seem to turn it off. But also do the 'looking at inspiration' and finding that it does cause me to procrastinate or think that my own work is less inspiring or good. I do want to make my own art just to hang on the walls, but nothing is ever good enough!! I think making a 'thinking'journal would be beneficial to me to get the thoughts out of my head and done with!! lol


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