Monday, January 23, 2017


Judy's Journal Journey

On my 2016 Bucket List, I wanted to self-publish this Art Journal book. I've been working on it for years and decided enough was enough - get it done. Get it done before the end of the year. November and December were very busy months for me. But I was able to self-publish this book before Christmas! 

Published on Amazon. My copies were ordered and I was stoked.

But not for long. I received my copies. I was so disappointed. I hated it. Too busy. Too crowded. Typos. Discouraged. I'm used to rejection, but not my own. In hindsight, there were so many things I should have done - first being better editing. I should not have rushed to finish just to meet an ambiguous deadline. That's the end of publishing for me. I won't be doing this again.

I took the book I had just received in the mail and proceeded to tear it up. I'm not totally crazy. I methodically destroyed the pages, cutting them up in various shapes and sizes. I was planning a collage made from my disappointing book.

I added some cut paper from my collage paper stash. 
If my journal art couldn't make a good book, 
at least it would look good in a collage painting.

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