i don't know how old it is. the writing inside looks old, but it has a magnetic enclosure hidden inside...
i thought it would make a very cute art journal for me. the pages aren't so big that i could do spreads quickly even if i'm not feeling well, but there are many of them.
i decided to make it inspirational for me. if i do any dark journaling, i hope it can be hidden within the layers. sounds like me, actually. i try to hide my darkness. but i want this to be full of good quotes and such.
it's a peaceful feeling to become unafraid of who you are
queen of my own story
not all who wander are lost
i find it interesting that i adore my first girl, and the rest just don't impress me. there is something wonderful about girl number 1. her expression and coloring are fantastic. while i do not want to duplicate myself with the girls, i do want them to have the same wonderfulness. why would my first, effortless attempt be the most perfect? maybe to show me that i can do this, i do have talent? and the next ones will make me understand that i still need to work? not everything will be effortless? i do like my other girls, but they don't have 'it' like girl number 1 does.
so, these girls are based on a class that i am SLOWLY working thru, by mindy lacefield, called "paint your story" http://www.mindylacefieldart.com/ (i have yet to understand linking here, bare with me). i love her style of painting, but love other styles as well, so am trying it all until i find my own style.