I have this quote written on an index card in my studio. Its a great reminder.
I should have, but I didn't take any pictures during the process of making this page. It all started out trying to use colors different than by usual. At first I hated the colors, they were dark and drab and not uplifting. So I let the page go. I looked at it once a day for several days hoping for inspiration. Then I thought oh if I add a new shade of brown I bought recently then it would look like dirt. Before I knew it I was drawing trees. Not any trees mind you but the 4 willow trees that are in my backyard. Which led to the roots and the focus of the page. What fun. I painted the trees with India Ink and Golden fluid acrylics in Van dyke brown and Light burnt umber. The I used a white gel pen for the roots and writing. I am loving the page now.
The journaling I did revolved around roots and what lies beneath the surface. I am constantly on a quest to go deeper, jump out of my comfort zone, explore where I haven't before. Its often scary but so worth the trip. This was a departure for me colorwise and I learned so much from the experience.
Where in your life do you want to dig deeper? To explore what's beneath the surface? How do you challenge yourself?