Posted on February 13, 2015

Art Journaling: Dark, crazy, miserable love

A few months ago I heard about the Get Messy Art Journal challenge, and the launch of a whole new programme. So I signed up.

I already love the idea of ‘documenting my life’ through words (like keeping a diary and writing stories), as well as filling scrapbooks with day to day ephemera and bits and bobs.

Art Journaling seemed like the perfect marriage of the two threads and a way to be creatively expressive whilst not really worrying about the end result. (What happens in the art journal, stays in the art journal. Kind of...)

With Valentines’ mania all around, the first set of journaling prompts from the Get Messy group focuses on the Season of LOVE.

But not just the schmaltzy romantic side of love.

At first I was a bit stuck. I’ve never done this before and I wasn’t sure where to start. But then inspiration struck and the ideas began to flow.

This is my first attempt:

Art Journalling - LOVEArt Journalling - LOVE

There’s loads more journaling prompts to get creative with over the weekend.

See the public link-up of responses to this theme so far and register here to join in.

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  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl February 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    This is great Dainty Dora. I know I’m going to love seeing your pages during the challenge, I will have a go at this prompt too this weekend.

    • Reply daintydora February 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thank you lovely! I could hardly sleep last night for more journaling ideas! xx

  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl February 13, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Subscribing by commenting, I couldn’t work out how else to do it. Hope this works :)

    • Reply daintydora February 14, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Hi Emily – thanks for persevering. There is a ‘follow’ button that pops up at the bottom right of the screen if you hover there, so you could add your email address to subscribe in there. You can also follow me on Bloglovin. I will add a box to subscribe via email though over the weekend – I thought I had one already – oops. I think subscribing to the comments might just mean you get an email when anyone comments to this post, so you probably don’t want that! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm & support <3 xxx

  • Reply Delaney February 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    This looks great – I can’t believe it’s your first go at art journalling!! Xx
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    • Reply daintydora February 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Thank you! I was stuck at first but now the ideas are flowing. Looking forward to checking out everyone else’s pages :) xx

  • Reply lauren@paperhelen February 14, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Fantastic first attempt – I love this page!

    • Reply daintydora February 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Thanks so much Lauren! x

  • Reply Becky Kozak February 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I love that you just wrote what you were feeling. So beautiful and real!

    xx Becky

    • Reply daintydora February 15, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Becky! I felt so drawn to the raw emotions and ‘barbs’ of love. These prompts really allow you to dig deep xx

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  • Reply Jennifer February 17, 2015 at 2:00 am

    This is beautiful! I love the loose, messy art and the message I AM NOT FRAGILE. So powerful.

    • Reply daintydora February 17, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Thank you! Those words were a perfect addition weren’t they? I wanted to show that no matter what the dark side of love entails, it just makes us stronger. I was channeling a bit of Barbara Kruger I think!

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