My art journal is not always very neat.
In fact, sometimes I make it messy on purpose to give it a little interest. ;)
One night at 11:23 I texted my friend.
"Is it weird that I'm splatting water on my journal page to make the ink run?
Cuz it's about thunder and rain. And the runny blue ink looks rainy. And cool.
If a bit hard to read ..."
She wrote back:
"No. It's weird that you have energy to CARE about ... much of anything ... at this hour."
Whatever. I still think it looks cool. ;)
It would have been even cooler if I had gone outside and let actual rain splatter it ... but I just used plain ole tap water.
And my other recent messy page is titled "Beets".
I got a job working in a sugar-beet field for a week ... and it was highly dirty.
So I smeared dirt on my journal page.
Yes, I did just do that.
It adds authenticity.
Ah, yes. Water and dirt. Not things you would normally think to put in your journal ... which is perhaps why I did it.
Have you ever purposely messified your journal?