GET MESSY 2016 | WEEK 4

This is the last get messy week before our seasons start again. I've had a bit of a full on week - lots to do , lots of emotion and lots of reflection. I think this comes across in the pages I have made and I am happy to created them because they really do help me deal with inner feelings. I am the kind of person who will bottle up and bury feelings that I don't like, easy to do but ultimately damaging. Art journalling has helped me to deal with these negative emotions because I find that seeing them down on paper somehow releases them from me. 



The Art
- marbling & photoshop

This quote is perfect for summing up some of my emotions currently. I created two because they were pouring out of me and I liked to see the quote. 
It is simple but powerful. 


Stitches
- collage, acrylic & photoshop

I do find words a struggle so something like this abstract page speaks volumes to me, although it is lacking in text. It is about time, effort and the layers of armour you put around yourself for protection. I scratched away at this on the left hand side to reveal the inner softness. 


Everybody
- collage, acrylic & photoshop

I'm at the age where everyone around me is getting married and having babies. I am a strong believer that everyone is on their own path but I can't help but feel judged sometimes for my choices. I am a non traditional type of person and will always do things my own way - sometimes this isn't what others want from you and that can be hard to deal with. I feel social pressures but I refuse to bow down to them. 


Her Own
- collage, sharpie & ink

One of my favourite quotes. This makes me feel strong when I'm not, if you know what I mean? 



14 comments

  1. Oh I love these pages Julia - so much raw & vivid emotion. I totally get where you're coming from about being on your own path. Love the concept of being a 'non traditional' person - that's me too ;)

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  2. Julia, absolutely wonderful and powerful. You are so insightful to be so young. I am glad I know you and the artist too. Take care of yourself always! Lots of love heading your way.

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    1. <3 Thanks Melody. It's so nice to get all our emotions down on paper xo

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  3. Your pages always have so much life to them. You are such a gifted, spirited "non-traditional person" -- I love that about you.

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  4. So much feels in these pages. :)

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  5. These are all wonderful!. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who finds art journaling therapeutic. I'm excited about using some of your techniques... I'm such a newbie to this stuff.

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    1. Oh, exciting! Let me know what you try out! Art therapy is such an amazing thing <3

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  6. Julia, you know I love how you pour your emotions into your art and then out into the world. You know how much that moves and inspires me right?! The world needs people like you, hope people around you can back off with the pressure and just get it. xx

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    1. Ahh, you are making me blush Emily!!!! <3

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  7. These are raw and true. They speak so loudly which is a testament to what you must have been feeling inside. Non-traditional people are the best. X

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    1. Non traditional people are magnetic to one another <3

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