I started an art journal a few years ago. However, it has not served the purpose of what I thought it was going to have. I thought it was going to be place where I would brain-storm and create very haphazardly, But instead I've found myself fussing over each page. I even use a different journal to sketch out ideas for this so-called art journal. Sometimes I do take an idea from my art journal and turn it into a more major project, but most of the time the idea just stays in there.
cover of my "art journal"
I've also found it curious, that when I do take a page from the journal and try to turn it into a better-crafted piece of art, it never keeps the same feeling that I found in creating the original layout.
the diagrammed head
I was messing around with whatever I could find on my table, and this is what the end result was. Just a two page thing. I actually cut up an older piece with the photo of my great-aunt, and then finally dove into a watch-piece collection my sister gave me (jackpot!).