I do love the freedom of "art journaling" - that I am creating something to experiment with techniques and doing it for my own gratification. Occasionally I worry that someone else won't think my work is up to snuff but I fight those feelings very stongly.
The bird page was just a hoot. While my sister was here, one of the things I worked on a bit was a tag book of bird songs, i.e., songs that referenced birds. I had a bunch of stamped pieces lying around from that. Kate made a card for her daughter by using a very thin paste and piling scraps onto muslin and I wanted to try that but in my moleskine rather than on muslin. I loved how colorful it turned out, added more color plus the tree branch to make all of the images work together and found a perfect quote. I love it!!