I love a blank page. A new journal waiting for me to go on an adventure. I don't fear the blank page, I see it as an invitation.
When I create my own journals I love to start by filling them with pre-made backgrounds so that I can just pick up the journal and create.
Moving past the blank page is rather simple for me, but it wasn't always. I used to sit and stare at the blank page for hours. I would find myself almost crippled by the thought of starting.
This was true in my writing and in my art.
Now, I love the idea of a blank canvas, page, screen. It's an invitation for me to begin. An invitation for me to try something new or rely on something old. It's a place for me to let go, give in, and simply show up as the artist/writer I am.
Here's a short video of my creative process when I make a blank journal with a few pages.
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