Hello to July!
It’s July already – half our journaling year has passed by. I hope you’ve been creating in all kinds of ways as well as art journaling.
Are you struggling with the idea that a page has to be perfect or you’re afraid of "messing up?" Yep, we all do!
Perfect is an Illusion
Have you noticed whenever you look at someone else’s work, it’s great? There are lovely layers, tidy little drawings, yummy colors and so on…
And yet, if you look closely, you might notice the place where the layers aren’t covering all the way, or the drawings have re-statement marks or the colors clash and run together in a few places.
Perhaps the creator even pointed those so-called flaws out to you or maybe you do the same for your own work. Does knowing about the rough spots change the work in any way? Did the layers suddenly start working together or the colors magically rearrange themselves to stop fighting?
No, nothing in the art changed, yet it still exists as a cohesive and expressive whole. I believe that the heart of creative work is to allow, and accept, the imperfect as part of the whole. That’s the magic of art – it’s not perfect in its parts but the whole is beautiful.