Your art journal can be a vehicle for many new ideas. It can also be used as a time machine for you to explore other possibilities.
Art journal page: time travel
Time travelling took me back to the 1920s where I was a flapper

Pick a period of time that you’d like to travel back to and imagine it. Don’t overthink this exercise and remember to have fun.

What period of time have you chosen? What attracted you to it?

What are you wearing? Is it something colourful and whacky that you’d never wear in your life now? Is it very serious and sombre?

What are you doing in your time travel? What is it about this particular task/job/role that you find interesting?

Now illustrate it in your art journal. Use magazine clippings or print out something from a search on the internet.

Use your time travel as an idea for your artist date this week. For example, if you chose to be someone from the Tudor period, visit a building from the Tudor period, or go to the library and spend time flicking through some books about it.

Use your time travel as a theme to explore in your morning pages. Has it given you any insight into any activities that you would enjoy doing? Here are some words from Julia to inspire you in your creative recovery:

Stop telling yourself, “It’s too late.”

Stop waiting until you make enough money to do something you’d really love.

Stop telling yourself “It’s just my ego” whenever you yearn for a more creative life.

Stop telling yourself that dreams don’t matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.

Stop fearing that your family and friends would think you crazy.

Stop telling yourself that creativity is a luxury and that you should be grateful for what you’ve got.

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way


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