You know that moment when you first stand in the middle of a high diving board? You’ve climbed an insanely tall ladder, rung by rung, legs and arms shaking. You feel a cold sensation spreading across your body and everything in you screams to take the walk of shame back in the opposite direction. But then you do it. You inch step-by-step over the water-drenched, rough-stubbled board, each step causing the board to sway. You stand at the edge, the warm sun burning your feet. You know what you have to do. You have to just dive in.
Creative endeavors can feel a bit like facing down that high diving board, but here I am, jumping into something more important to me than I care to admit. I’ve always fantasized about diving into visual art: painting, photography, sketching, map drawing, and mixed mediums. I’ve toyed with little sketches here and there and gotten more serious with photography, but somehow never found the courage to really dive in.
That is, until I found bullet journaling. The inspiration I initially found came in the form of Boho Berry artist, Kara Benz. I happened to see one of her bullet journal pages on Pinterest, and from that moment on, I was hooked! The analog nature of bullet journaling, combined with the capacity to incorporate art into any section of my choosing is the key to capturing and maintaining my wholehearted interest in planning.
I’m really excited to explore using art as a means for organization, contemplation, and overall improvement in my quality of life. I’m even more excited to share these artistic explorations with an artistic community. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
You can find me on Instagram: @journey.cat.design