Tag: acrylic paint

Making Peace With the Past: First Teen Crush

My main project for 2018 is recycling painful past journal entries to create new art and make peace with the past. I wasn’t kidding about taking my time with this project, huh? I started this second spread in January and I finished it this morning, but I think during that

Making Peace With the Past: Taking My Time

My main project for 2018 is recycling painful past journal entries to create new art and make peace with the past. I started keeping journals in the summer of 2000, just after turning 13. My first attempt at journaling was quite cute, really. It stemmed from boredom at having to

Dreams of Being an Archivist

For the third installment of my Letters to My 18-Year-Old Self project using the ALP Story Journal, I decided it would be funny to rummage through the folder I have on an external hard drive full of my old MySpace profiles. I figured I would find some dramatic declaration of

Looking Back On 2017 & My 2018 Goals

In February 2017 I laid out my goals for the year on the Get Messy forum. I was concerned it was too ambitious with working a 40 hour a week job, but I think I did pretty well! Here’s how my year went: Goal 1: Participate in Get Messy ✓

Burning Your Diaries

Originally posted August 3, 2014 on etherealsolitude.wordpress.com. I am posting it as a pre-cursor to the project I will be restarting next year: recycling painful past journal entries to make new art & hopefully heal old wounds. In 2011, an article appeared on an Archives mailing list I am subscribed

Make Art

Make Art It’s a total cliché, but I’ve loved making art since I was old enough to hold crayons. I had dreams of going to “art school” in my teens (even though I didn’t really know what that meant) and all I secretly wanted was to be an artist. However,

Using the ALP Story Journal to Document Your Life on Your Terms

Hi Awesome Ladies! For those who don’t know me, my name is Sarah (@lifethroughjournals) and I’m one of the new Creative Team members. I’m primarily an art journaler, so I was really excited to receive the new Story Journal and start using it in combination it with the other amazing

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