Jogging to the Journal Page

 

Once upon a time, when I was MUCH younger I would head out my door each morning and immediately start jogging. I’d punch out 3 – 4 miles quickly, get that endorphin rush and head back home ready to attack my day.

Now?

Not so much!

I do head out the door several mornings a week. I cannot immediately begin running. I find my body and brain need a good long walk before we can even consider jogging. (Or wogging as it is now.) This morning I went out and I walked a good 30 minutes before the fog lifted from my mind and the muscles in my legs felt like jogging. I did then jog for 3 or so miles. It felt wonderful. I did get the endorphins and I came back home with a clear head.

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My art journaling has changed also. When I first began art journaling and my artistic journey I would leap on the page, splashing paint and words and just going at it with all my might.

Now?

Not so much!

My life is a bit different. I do not have a bunch of alone time to just sit and journal. I do keep my art table at the ready with my favorite supplies and journal open. I may only have a few moments to put down a layer of paint, or maybe glue down a magazine piece that struck me, or jot down a quote that has been on my mind. I need this journal time.

Those days I do not spend those few moments are more difficult. My art time gives me those artistic endorphins that soothe my soul and keep me sane.

 

What is your art journaling like these days?