January Journaling Day 4, A Mistake?

They say there are no mistakes in art, well I found that out the hard way when I started this page. Originally it was horizontal and I had drawn a tree branch and written some words, then to my dismay, realized that the journal was upside down! Ugh~ Because this was on the backside of a completed page, I tried to figure out what to do. Sometimes these things force us to be even more creative and this page grew out of my mistake. I tried looking at the tree branch from different angels and not seeing it as a branch, but instead just studying the lines of it. It looked sort of like a womans dress, so I started with that. There would be no room for her head, so I added it in seperately. Then I found what the page was trying to tell me, ‘Sometimes all you need is a different perspective’. How true in life and in art. So I will try to look at things differently, to see the possibilities, to find the hidden meaning.

I am going to call this little journal, ‘Shades of Grey, January Journaling’ in honor of my Pitt Pen fascination and paying homage to this month of winter ahead.

Here is the Flicker group so you can see more journal pages from other crusaders.

14 responses

  1. I’m loving your journal work…you’re so inspiring and I am so excited for the workshop to begin !! I must say when I saw your “coffee” page I thought….hmmmm….surely we were ‘separated at birth!!’

  2. I love these happy accidents (keeps us on our toes). Your post about looking at things from a different perspective fits right in with my plans for the new year –sort of like saying, “Challenges force us to change our perspective”.Thanks!Hugs,Nancy

  3. Ah, the beauty that can arise from a "mistake!" I love seeing your Pitt addiction and what it produces…this is yet another example of how awesome you are with those great artists tools!Peace & Love,~Barb~

  4. heheheh!!! You know I’ve actually done something like that…starting with a mistake can really show us new ways can’t it. I love her as well..really did turn out different and grand!!!

  5. Hi Pam! Thanks for the reminder to look deeper and to be open to the joys found in the unexpected!Your simple lines make such a lovely sketch!!- vicki xo

  6. Your mistake is beautiful and thanks for sharing some directions. this blogging world is incredible!thank you, wanda

  7. You’re amazing! I hope I can have such wonderful “accidents” some day! I really love this one! I just can’t wait for your workshop! And my computer is all mended now (thanks to my son-in-law), so I’m all ready to go!xoLori

  8. Bravo Pam! I love your “mistake”. It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journaling…I must begin soon!HugsSueAnn

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