I feel an internal shift happening as I make the time daily to work in this journal. I'm finding myself eager to get to these pages each day. The making is becoming the practice I'd hope it would become. With the daily practice, I'm finding I'm able to create something from nothing. Just two weeks ago, I had to have an idea of the end before I could start. These last two days, I've started without an end in mind. I'm finding my style, the one that's been in my head for years. I'm learning to push past the point of worrying about ruining it to make it really mine. Pick a starting place, and then react to it, and then react to that, over and over until it feels finished.
It's a good exercise to have to finish something, anything, each day. There's no time for anything to become too precious. I'm thinking of this journal as I do my regular journal. It's a place to gather my thoughts, my idea, notes to myself, quick sketches of things I want to dig deeper into, plans, dreams, records. While each page has to be finished, it's part of a larger whole, that is ultimately just a record for myself. I'm committed to myself to post photos daily so that I am accountable but I'm not creating to please anybody. I do greatly appreciate the encouragement that I'm receiving via comments and emails! Thanks for that. I hope I can keep making like this until I'm no longer deeply attached to the outcome.