As I wrote in one of the pages below, I had recently started feeling like I'd broken my "drawing machine" (aka the part of my brain that needs to put pen to paper). I just didn't feel like drawing, or painting, or cutting up paper. Luckily that's changed in the past week, but before that I started to make a few journal pages, really just to force myself to make something. These pages are pretty basic, lots of layers of nice paper in a simple color palette, which I've realized is my number one go-to technique. Not revolutionary, but that's okay. Because:
I think it helped. I may have mentioned here before that, as I get older, I don't really believe in "inspiration" as much as I used to. You can be inspired all day long but if it doesn't get something made, who cares? You just have to work through a dry spell and into the creativity.
These pages were made on the same 1970s yearbook I've used for a ton of projects. I think between my etsy shop and my journal pages, I've almost used up the whole book and I'm starting to feel a little panicky about it. I'm IN LOVE with the quality of this paper. And with that... I'm off to ebay to find a replacement.