I recently ran across a blog called “Art Journal Journey” where every month they give you a word or theme to journal about. Then, if you like, you can link your post to their blog to share with everyone…last month 60 people shared their impressions of the theme! It’s really interesting to see everyone’s take on the same topic. I decided it would be great fun to participate so I checked out the theme for this month…home. A nice start for my new art journal.
I really gave some thought and feeling to what “home” means to me. I recalled all the different places I’ve lived…a large home in the city as a child, a vintage boat then a floating house with my parents, a dorm room, an apartment with friends, a little house with my first husband…then a variety of places from a farm house to a large new home in Las Vegas while married to husband #1 and moving around way too much, an apartment with my two kids when the marriage didn’t work out, a house in wonderful Seattle with my soul mate and husband…a couple of other places including 5 months of camping with our three kids before settling in our own house/home where we currently live and have for 10 years now. Home isn’t really so much about where you live and in what kind of structure. Even living in my own home I have always called my parents place “home” too. I realized that home is “where you find the people you love”. It means other things to me as well, such as where you can be completely yourself and people love you always, where your soul is at peace.
I found a few great vintage photos to use in my pages and used those as a starting point. I also used acrylic paint, a decorative paper napkin, some scrapbook papers, paint pens, vintage Bingo card and “H” divider card and a lovely antique calling card. I can’t say that it’s my favorite spread, but I do like it mostly. I’d like the background to be a little less messy looking, but sometimes home can be messy, I guess.
What does “home” mean to you?
Peace to your hearts, Sara