"Many of our fears are tissue paper-thin,
and a single courageous step
would carry us clear through them."
- Brendan Francis
the latest and greatest 5x8" watercolor moleskine journal
It is difficult to see trends in my style by leafing through my journals and loose pages. I art journal in random, non-chronological order; I don't even do the pages in order within an altered book or journal. And even then, I don't do the pages at all once. I do a bunch of backgrounds and might not add collage or layers or journaling until months later. But I photograph or scan everything, so sorting through the digital files is the easiest way for me to see changes. In theory it's possible to find the transition points. Some points mark a significant shift in style. Others are subtle.
Take a bit of time this week to look back through your artwork or writing (knitting, recipes, embroidery...) and see what you can learn from the past and the path.
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