You know, I put off doing this project for ages thinking it would just take too much time, but in reality it was easy enough! One evening is all it took (once the kids were in bed) to get it finished & exported.
I’m honestly so glad I took the time to make it and re-visit this style of creativity which is quite different to art journaling. I love it though. I love creating something that can be really emotive and powerful (at lest for our family), and I do love the archival nature of these videos as opposed to the more self expressive nature of art journaling.
Anyway, July was a good month, and I’m glad to have it documented now. The footage definitely makes me realise that I need to get back in to taking proper footage. Too much portrait style Instagram stories footage and not enough footage with my good camera!
Hey hey! I’ve got a vlog today sharing what’s in my bag! As a stay at home mum with three little kids (1 at school, 2 at home), I usually have a few random bits and pieces in my bag. Spare undies, a random toy, a lonely shoe, or even a few pens and a notepad. I took these totally random things out, and just showed you what I actually intentionally have in my bag. No one wants to awkward conversations about kids undies on youtube… Oh, and I put all the loose coins away too before my middle son confiscated them to add to this money box!
As we’re trying to be more sustainability focussed at home I have a few items in there to really help us with that journey! I’d love to know if there’s something you think I should have in my bag that I don’t have yet, or something I have in there that surprises you!
Mums! Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more time for art? Or like it goes to the bottom of the priority list in your life? Well this vlog is for you. This is how I went from never having any time for my art, to making it a priority!
My story of going from being cranky and frustrated to making art a priority and being a happier, more attentive mother because of it.
Making art a priority – adding art journal pages to your to do list!
Consequences of not doing art, and consequences of not doing the washing.
Not doing any household duties in the evenings after the kids are in bed.
Blocking out time in your daily schedule for art.
Prioritising art is not self indulgent.
If you know you only have X hours during the day to do your chores because the evening is blocked out (for art!) then guess what?! You will get it done! (within reason!)
Lets continue the conversation – let me know in the comments what’s stopping you and we can try and find a fix!