We Are All Broken

I recently saw an article about Kintsugi. In Japan when pottery breaks they repair the item with gold rather than making it look like new or replacing it. The new item looks more beautiful than before and the history is honored rather than forgotten. I love this concept. It has definitely sparked interest.

After reading that article I came across the quote, “We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” by Ernest Hemingway. After that, I knew it needed to be a journal page. I love how she turned out.

We feel broken sometimes.

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Feeling Hopeful

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I am feeling hopeful. I can’t really say why except that is how I feel and so that is what I tried to express.

In my last art journal entry, the paper fought me at every turn. So this week I decided to try watercolor paper. I am very pleased with how this page turned out. Since I was working with a hardier paper I was able to explore with some different art supplies than what I am used to. I explored a little collage, inks, acrylics, water soluble pastels and much more. I really wish I could have purple hair like that by the way.

Do you have a favorite paper for mixed media? I would love some recommendations.

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