Introduction…

All About Junk Journals

I’m not always so good with words.  They don’t come quite as easily as colors and images do.  So I’ve been trying to figure out how to begin this blog and I guess the best way to start is with an introduction.  My name is Angela and I am a mixed media artist.  I am obsessed with all things paint and paper.  I was doing mixed media art before I even knew there was a name for it.  I was just a broke barista that wanted to create art, so I used whatever was cheap or free that I could get my hands on.  Since then I have grown and evolved, but I’m still a barista and I’m still broke (mostly because I spend all my money on art and craft supplies!)  My current obsession is with journals.  I love journals.  (I love books in general.) I love the feel of them in my hands and the feel of the paper.   I love journaling.  I know that sounds funny after saying I’m not always good with words, but my journals are more for sketches and doodles, random thoughts and lists of ideas and inspiration for future projects.  I’ve been creating a lot of junk journals lately.  Not so much journals made from junk, but instead of beautiful paper, flowers and other embellishments.  They are made for the purpose to put junk in.  Everyday junk.  Memories.  Simply to record life.  I suppose that is what this blog is going to be.  A digital junk journal of all my art, my journals, techniques, ideas, random thoughts about art and crafts and anything else that happens to cross my crazy little eclectic mind.  Hope you enjoy!

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