Friday, February 25, 2011

I really don't mind what you call it....


The other day, on an internet forum, someone took it upon themselves to tell me that what I do isn't "REAL art journalling", as I often use my own photos and the journalling on the page is usually just documenting the photo - hence I am "just a scrapbooker".

I think I was supposed to be upset by that, but to be perfectly honest, I'm not in the slightest bit fussed what you want to call it, I'm just having fun doing what I do :)   I certainly don't have any personal need to call what I make "art".  I've always considered myself more of a crafter than an artist anyway, although I often use artists' materials in my craft.

But anyway, here's another page in my journal / little scrapbook / book of fun :)

This page commemorates the ticking off of another one of our Project Zero goals - to have a smooch on or in front of the Eiffel Tower.

We're not the world's most romantic couple, but who could resist the opportunity for a little 'moment' in the cité d'amour? :)

Lots of sparkle on this one from copious applications of glimmer mist.  Shimmer shimmer.

And it's VERY purple.  It wasn't supposed to be, but it just turned out that way :)

My little Moleskine is getting really colourful and pretty at the edges now - and it's seriously fattening up  - it will be HUGE by the time it's all full!

AJED : 55 / 365

9 comments:

Michelle said...

I often find the ppl that criticise are just jealous! Hey, if there talkin about you there leaving someone else alone!!!!
I didn't think we had 'journalling police' who are judge and jury as 2 what we create!
Ur work is fantastic, it's unique, inspirational and it's just u! Brilliant!!!

Ophelia said...

I am so glad that you are not bothered by what others would call your work!!! I think its an awesome documentation of you and your life and its YOUR art!
I'm sure that you love it regardless of waht its called and thats all that matters...
ROCK ON!!!

Kit said...

photos are art...

Paula said...

First of all,I enjoy seeing your wonderful pages - Ive always admired them and it was seeing your work that made me join my first Circle Journal over on UKStampers forum!
Pleased to hear that you havent been bothered by one persons point of view....and here's to seeing more of your fab pages.

ally said...

your pages are awesome, dont listen to anyone else, your pages are for you and you alone, if someone else doesn't like them thats their tough luck! anytype of art is open to interpretation, what one person likes another does not.

Chicken Licken said...

How narrow minded! I love your art and as said...who makes the rules for what is and isn't art?

Minxy said...

I really hate small minded people who have nothing better to do than to pick fault in others. A journal and 'journalling' is a totally personal thing to be done how you see fit. There are NO rules!
I always enjoy your pages wether there is journalling on them or not, as long as you like what your doing sod everyone else xx

K said...

There are rules to creating an art journal? I've never heard of them.

milkcan said...

Um....that makes me so angry I don't even know what to say! Grrrrr. Your pages are gorgeous and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!