Sunday, February 3, 2013

pagan art journaling adventures 2013

After hosting a pagan art journaling project in 2011, I've been asked several times about when this will happen again, but I've been reticent to make the commitment. After 2011 I just needed a break, I'll be honest. I made my pages out of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper because I wanted to shop my stash and use resources sustainably. But these ended up starting to feel like a huge chore after a while because they were too big by the end of the year. I vowed that after I took a break that I would never do such a large art journal page again!

Another reason I've been hesitant to sign up for another round is because I'm expecting a wee little monster this summer and didn't want to take on too much. (I'm totally a type A and tend to have way too much on my plate at any given time). I thought that maybe if I put a call out, my fellow pagan art journalers would be interested in taking on prompts, but the feedback was limited.

So I thought that this might be a sign... you know... that it might not be in the stars for this year.

But I've been thinking about hosting another year of pagan art journaling prompt for a while and would like to do something creative again, something that forces me to step up a bit in terms of being more artsy again.

So here's what I've come up with:

I'm going to host another year of prompts BUT there will be prompts that I won't necessarily be painting. There may be an entire section of the year that is just a set of subjects for your contemplation and a few words from me. I'll try to do as many of them as I can, but if I can't, then I won't.

If any of you along the way think you'd like to host a prompt, or provide your art journal page for one of the scheduled prompts... please, feel free to contact me about this throughout the year.* The catch: if it's between July and Oct, you'll need to send me you page by July 1st cause I can't guarantee having enough sanity to deal with it after then!

*It goes without saying that you can always link to any post with your page and comments, and if you do decide to guest post, I will give you full credit. 

Ok, that said, let's do this thing!

52 weeks for 2013, starting Monday, Feb 4th (cause we all need something to look forward to on a Monday, and it's just after Imbolc which is an auspicious time to start things). See you soon with some art journaling prompts and crafty fun.


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