I have recently received more than a few emails/notes asking why I didn’t post a journal page they submitted or asking how I choose the pages I share here. Some of these inquiries have even been in an angry tone, as if I had personally assaulted them by not posting their submission.
So let me clear this up real quick…
In August of 2009, I began this Tumblr out of my LOVE for Art Journaling. So many gorgeous pages and spreads out there and I wanted a place I could gather all of my favorites together, ones that spoke to me or gave me inspiration, all in one place. This is it. This is my space but I have chosen to share it with the world. But it is still my space not some public domain that I am just in charge of.
So how do I choose? I only pick pages that I like, it’s that simple. Really. I don’t care who did them, big name artist or first time art journaler, if I like it, I post it.
Here’s the bad part…if I don’t care for it, then I don’t. That doesn’t mean that those pages I pass on aren’t good or even magnificent, just that they aren’t my kind of page. I’m sure the majority out there don’t care for my work and that is fine…we are all different and enjoy different things.
I art journal almost every single day and have numerous art journals full to overflowing but I seldom publish my own pages or spreads here. Even my own pages don’t make the cut 98% of the time…that’s what my Flickr and my Blogger blog are for. So, you see, It’s not a contest, it’s just about my taste.
But if you still want to know, here’s a hint as to the main criteria that I look for before I even decide if I like a page or not? It must have words (journaling) and art in some form. Seldom, if ever, will I post pages that only have one or the other…I like to see both on the page. There is a reason it is called Art Journaling. If it has both, art & journaling, then I go on to see if it grabs me or touches me, if I like it or not.
So there you have it. I hope this will clear up any anger or hurt feelings.Please keep submitting your pages because it may be the only way I will ever see them to post.
Peace & Love,