My art journals are usually only about what looks good instead of recording my thoughts and feelings. But sometimes a photo will spark a thought process.
This photo of a road leading into the distance awakened my urge to travel and explore.
But I also have a competing urge to nest, to create a home that is a haven and a source of inspiration.
I cut the road and home decor photos into puzzle-like pieces that I could mix and match.
This is what I glued into my journal, a mixture of the open road and a beautiful home.
Then I added some short lines to create a texture in the shapes formed by the lines.
I added more curving lines with a sanguine pen.
Next, I filled in the shapes created with lines in a variety of angles.
To finish the spread, I darkened the curving lines to create more contrast in the pattern.
This journal spread is now a reminder to find a balance between my urges to explore and nest.