Flashback Fridays - Art Journaling 101: 15 Minute Pages July 01 2016, 1 Comment
Over the years we've been fortunate to have Julie Ann Shahin share some wonderful art journaling series with the TB&CO readers. We will be re-posting some of them here on this blog. Please note these may be altered from the original posts to update links, provide information on newer programs, etc.
I once knew someone who told me she spent 15 minutes per page when scrapbooking. She was an amazing paper scrapbooker, and this concept blew my mind as it took me 15 minutes just to decide what color scheme to use! I began to scrap a little faster when I went digital, and then I started taking more time again as I added layer upon layer to my pages, even in digital. Even longer if something needed extraction or modification.
Still, this 15 minute concept has never escaped me. Everyone has 15 minutes they can set aside for art. Even if you don’t finish, that’s ok. You can come back to it another day. Just set aside 15 minutes a day for art. Today we are sharing pages we made in just 15 minutes! My first attempt I failed miserably. I didn’t set a timer, and even though I watched the clock, I gave myself more and more time. I wasn’t satisfied with the page, so I kept going and going and going. I think I took about 40 minutes.
This morning I tried a second attempt to make a 15 Minute Page. This time I did use a timer. I only went about a minute over, as I was finishing making a piece of word art before I could add it. At first, as I looked at my finished page – I thought, “this is too plain for me.” Then I realized it fit my quote exactly. Kismet! (And I explain what made the difference in time below.) What about you? How about taking a few moments to center yourself, take a few deep breaths, count your blessings, and then take 15 minutes for art? Here’s an online timer you can set:
Let’s take a look at what the Studio Tangie Creative Team cooked up for us!!! (pun intended, LOL)
Studio Tangie Creative Team 15 Minute Pages
Christina aka caubin
Credits: 2011 Art Journal Caravan Itinerary 44
Shelli aka readingfool