Now, for a look in the beginning stages of my Smash/Journals evolution.
I kept volumes of journals regularly as a teen then I quit once I became engaged, never to start again once married and becoming a mommy. Go figure, huh? You'd think that I would want to have a record of that time. Chalk that up to...
Well, moving on.
Recently, I started taking an online class taught by Jannelle Hallstrom Jacobsen, called Art of Wild Abandonment No.2. She encourages us to do lots of sketching. I am very new to sketching and drawing, but I've made myself do it. I'm still learning what works and what doesn't with watercolors and the thin paper in the composition book. I'm thinking about gessoing two pages together to give some extra durability to the pages.
This has been an enjoyable process so far. I'm glad I've taken the jump into smashing, playing, and writing in these altered Composition books. I'm curious to see how these pages will continue to evolve.