Art Journaling, Mixed Media
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Is It Crap?

Funny thing about art. It’s subjective. That’s why, I think, it takes so much courage to be an artist. You confront the blank page with colour and line and say here. Here is what I think is beautiful/cool/interesting/uplifting/inspiring/worthy. Someone else will look at that exact same piece and say, ‘that’s crap.’ I looked at the piece below that I created in my art journal and said  it: crap. I started off experimenting with some ideas, hated them, and then kept trying to ‘fix’ it with what turned out to be many layers of, well, layers.

Here’s the funny thing. A few people (not everyone, mind you) have looked at this page that I think is crap and shared that it’s one of their favourites. WHAT?? So I ask you, do you love it or hate it? Indulge my curiosity. Take my poll below and weigh in. No hard feelings, I promise.

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Kudos & love for: design, creativity, innovative thinking. A bit about "seena." It's a family nickname and I often use it interchangeably with my given name, forgetting that those who don't know me personally might be confused. For example, my Twitter handle is @seenayoung, but the blog is Christina Lorraine Young. My Etsy shop is StudioSeena. Christina or seena... it's all me!


  1. What I love in this spread is all the layers, sometimes less is more, but here they all work together!

  2. Nicki Carter says

    I love the layers, the colors, and the divine line work. Beautiful.

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