As I have progressed with this challenge (which I am now utterly behind on!). I feel that these prompts have really helped me to identify and develop the visual language that I want to express as the Vaudeville Hippie aesthetic. Now I am not sure whether this is because I am more regularly creating pages, and therefore I am becoming more confident with my journal page making, or if these prompts have tapped into the necessary part of my subconscious to allow me to express my ideas. I think only time will tell.
The page above ‘When Sparks Fly’ was a real turning point in my #30dayjournal challenge journey, because the the prompt asked ‘who rekindles my creative spark?’. As mentioned in the #30dayjournal Challenge Week 1 post, I have been really inspired by the journal pages of Ingrid Dijkers, Teesha Moore and since then I have also fallen in love with Jenndalyn‘s pages, who I discovered on Pinterest. What most inspires me about all three of these artists is their use of pattern, and I therefore used pattern as my starting point. The pink background was most definitely influenced by Teesha Moore’s vibrant use of colour.
My favourite page has most definitely has to be this one above; ‘Find Your Higher Purpose’. I wanted to explore the journaling process, to help with the development of my cloth doll making. This page really reflects where I am at and where I would like to explore next. I have always been fascinated by the concept of ‘Goddess’ and the feminine devine. This is a topic which I have come back to over the years and this is probably why I am so drawn to Tribal Fusion Belly and Hoop Dance, which both seem to fit effortlessly into this area too.
With Spring just around the corner, I really like the idea of embodying the story of Spring into my next cloth doll. I will be sharing this new journey on this blog.