I began a new journal on the 01.01.11 ... decided that it did n't have to be perfect ... just an opportunity for me to play really ... and definitely no right and no wrong. If I am honest the blank pages terrify me ... I don't really consider myself as an arty sort of a girl ... and typically .... it is the really arty journals that I like the best.
I know you are not supposed to start on the first page of a journal ... far too daunting ... and that sounds decidedly like a rule ... but try as I may ... I just could not bring myself to start anywhere other than the first page ... it was the 1st of the 1st after all!!! Anyways ... I took three ink pads and just swiped them all randomly over the page ... very pink ... not a good start from where I was standing and mentally ... at that point ... my journal became another practice journal ... that is what I call the other 6 gazillion that I have started!!!
I then decided that the very pink page was just far too scary to free hand doodle on as planned ... so I merrily stamped some Studio 490 flowers ... at that point I was right back in my comfort zone ... if you are like me and find free hand doodling tricky ... The Wendy Vecchi stamps are definitely the way forward. I filled each flower with a different design ... that part was the best fun ... and so relaxing. Then to join them all ... I drew grass ... and coloured it in. Date wise ... it was about the 4th by now and I still had n't decided how I was going to make the title ... this worried me no end ... but I kept going with my daily entries. The title finally went in on Sunday ... the 9th ... Lord Tim of Holtz papers were the perfect shade to stamp on and then ... well I just had to add the stars! The star is also a Lord Tim of Holtz stamp ... cannot leave stars off anything at the moment to be honest ... you know Tim ... the man that can suspend himself from the Grand Canyon by a thread while rescuing a baby Donkey with just a Sharpie Marker and a spritz of Perfect Pearls mists.
As for the journal page ... I have now established about a hundred rules for my next page ... that probably says a whole heap of stuff about me ... and Do I like my first page? ... well ... the jury is still out on that one ... More to the point did I enjoy doing it? ... Hell Yeah! As for No Right and No Wrong ... Do ya want a list :0)