…prospective Art Journaller.
Since drawing the Otter card at Samhain, I´ve been wondering how and when I would feel her influence. Now I definitely feel it. I am bursting with creative inspiration and I´m really keen to develop my own style of art journal.
I have been checking out some really inspirational stuff at Daisy Yellow and Teesha´s Circus and also Mother Henna and Jamie Ridler. I have to resist the urge to go on a spending binge for new materials and trust that I have everything I need to start right here. It´s part of the process of celebrating my abundance.
The picture above, with Otter, is the front page of my Father´s text book from when he studied as a grocer. It is from 1950, before I was born. Like many old, yet not valuable books, it is full of interesting ephemera and odd facts. I have been toying with throwing it out for a long time, but held back purely because of my Dad´s signature inside the cover. It seemed too personal to him and I have precious little left of his things. Now I just realised that it would make excellent material for my new journal. It justifies me hanging on to it and I know Dad wouldn´t have minded me cutting it up, provided I was creating something new from it.
I want to have a go with some wacky writing directly onto this photocopy as soon as I´ve finished my chores for the day.