Seasons of Life: December 2021

I’ve been struggling to feel like writing this review.

Usually I feel like I’m busting at the seams to share ideas I had, things I saw, and just generally what’s going on.

But lately I’ve just been feeling like I don’t have anything to say.

So this month’s wrap up will be short.

Art Journal spread for New Year’s 2022

New Year : Same Me

We did it! We made it! Survived another year!

With another holiday season behind me I feel like I can finally set about finding a new normal groove again. I’ve been letting everything go wild at home while trying to keep up with holiday events and changes. I definitely need more order and structure in my days. I am one of those people who functions better with it than without it. 

Art Journal Entries from December 8th, 2021
Close up of “Diamonds in the rough” page where I briefly journaled a good memory or accomplishment from 2021 around each gem

I’ve been doing some journaling, art journaling, and thinking about things.

Trying to wrap up and put a bow on 2021 (as if there really is such a thing) and decide what I want to do in the new year.

I’ve done some art journaling that has been helpful.

I made a page celebrating good things that happened in 2021, little diamonds in the rough.

Another page depicts something I want to try leaving behind (little by little) – feeling self-conscious and judged by other people.

Full two-page spread about self-consciousness and working on leaving that energy behind
Art Journal entry depicting the feeling of self-consciousness.

Finally I made a page dedicated to one of the things I want to move toward in 2022. This page shows me generating my own good energy field. Not necessarily “positive vibes,” but feelings of self-compassion, gratitude, and an internal appreciation for my own worth. 

Art Journal entry for desired 2022 Energy

I’m really enjoying doing traditional media art journaling lately. It’s a lot of fun to play with supplies and just draw or paint whatever comes to mind, whether it’s just shapes and colors or full visual metaphors. I look forward to doing this more in the new year as well!