"In art, as in life, the best way to remedy
mistakes is to take advantage of them."
This is not an art form that is about perfection.
2011, 5x8" moleskine, ink & watercolor
"A non-doer is very often a critic – that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change."
Dr. Wayne Dyer
2015, moleskine, collage
2010, altered book, collage, acrylics, ink
"No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into its system of laws."
In your journal? There are no grades, no awards, no certifications, no multiple-choice tests requiring a #2 pencil. You don't get a passing or failing grade. A missing letter, missing word, an ink splotch, bleeding markers, smears, incorrect lyrics, incongruous color palettes, lack of a focal point.... whatever. It's not like you've been hired to paint a monogram in platinum-diamond-encrusted ink on a Swarovski chandelier. Thankfully... art journaling doesn't have a million bucks riding on the outcome.