Eliminate Stress with Art Journaling

An art journaling guest post by Carolyn Dube
I was a ball of stress, all knotted and tangled up with the craziness of modern life.  The best way for me to shake that off was to create. My art journal was open and staring back at me. I had nothing. No idea of what to make. No idea of what color to use. Every choice felt like a monumental decision.

Experience has taught me that the times when I think I can’t create are the exact times I must create. So I embraced the truth of where I was by just randomly drawing circles letting the zeros that represented the nothing.
Next, I painted circles. Gradually, the stress began to melt away and my creativity returned. Bit by bit, I was able to play. To find the creativity in me.
As I continued to play, remnants and leftovers became layers.

By the end of this art journal page, I was stress free and feeling creative again.  Turns out even when I think I have nothing creative in me I really do.
Carolyn Dube is a mixed-media artist and instructor who is addicted to color and play. Find out more about Carolyn on her blog, A Colorful Journey, on Facebook, and at Google+. Her stencils are available at StencilGirl Products.

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2 Responses to Eliminate Stress with Art Journaling

  1. MariaMcGuire says:

    Oh I think you have something!! TONS of inspiration in this video!

  2. soulplay says:

    Inspirational Carolyn! Thank you!