Art Journal: All Right in the End
The topic was “all right in the end.”
It is nice to remember that whatever we set our minds to do cannot go wrong as long as it is well-intended. Whatever happens along the way is just an evolution, not a mistake.
The funny thing is that I exactly went through an experience of “all right in the end” as I worked on this particular art journal page. First I used colored pencils for the background, but it didn’t look right. So I covered it with Pan Pastels, but still it didn’t look right. I painted over it with acrylics and was fairly satisfied with it. I then stamped some images but didn’t like them, so I further painted with acrylics to hide them. I cut out heart shapes from washi and collaged them in addition to some patterned papers and washi tapes. I had to do lots of layers, but they turned out to be “all right in the end.” The page now looks strong and colorful.
This is the page I did three years ago.
In the beginning, I thought I totally flopped on this page. Watercolor on gessoed page didn’t look right. But as I went on with collage, things started to look good, so I decided that the theme of this page was “all right in the end.” It is actually one of my favorite pages now.
So don’t worry if what you are doing now is right or wrong because even what seems wrong now might turn out to be “all right in the end.” Just keep going, and a happy surprise might be waiting for you.
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