When what I make isn't pretty and doesn't make sense

I often share with people who ask me about art journaling and how I use it, it's okay to make things that aren't "pretty".

I share about layering, painting over pages, showing up to the page with no judgement, and letting go of perfection. I practice all of those things in my own journaling process and wouldn't share them if I didn't believe them.

Lately, I’ve been struggling with that, though.

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DIY Lorax Costume

This DIY Lorax costume - fueled by procrastination, caffeine, and a lack of funds - was a popular one on my former site, Anna K. Originals. So, I thought I'd share it here, too. Yay, right?! 

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Keyhole Cosmos

Some pieces I create make me stop and think. They inspire dialogue.

Other pieces are the other way around. They are borne of my inner contemplations or ongoing conversations happening around me. 

For me, this piece is both. 

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