The PERFECT TITLE for this piece might have been Perfectionism vs. Art or perhaps Fear of Art but I couldn't decide. Fear - perfectionism - procrastination - pick your poison. Try to make something perfect. Fear stops you in your tracks. Or makes you repeat and continuously refine. It's about enjoying the process of applying color to paper, bringing words and thoughts to life. It's not about results. Art journaling is chaotic, imperfect, without rules, abstract, unstructured. It gives my analytical mind a nice relaxing break. Gift yourself with a bit of time and space this week to relax with a few art supplies and a cup of tea. If you let yourself start, you will build experience and comfort in the process. In time, the positive effects of doing art balance the fear. Doing art can bring calm to our lives and help our minds balance the chaos of the world, the economy, and clueless politicians.