Soon the Moon

by Franchesca Cruz

Monthly Montage 2019: Set 1 of 4

Art-wise, I haven't been very productive and expressive with myself lately. My art journal's been untouched for months already and I know that I really need to get everything together to create art again. Being able to express myself in different mediums is such a blessing but sometimes, creating art tends to be hard when you're out of inspiration or even prompts. This is why for this year, I challenge myself to create montages or collages with how each month went for me. It will be an artistic representation and summation of the month's totality for me.

I'd like to share the first three artworks and months of my year so far.

JANUARY 2019







Some keywords for how the first month of the year went for me were: highs, opportunities, risks, just doing it. I'm a person who values beginnings so much. For me, it's a nice feeling to leave everything behind and start anew. I tried my best to leave the negativity in the past year and things kind of felt as if this will really be my year. I dived right into opportunities despite being someone who has super low self-esteem and always hinders herself from her own growth. This was a really big change for me and I'm not gonna lie, it did scare me at first. But when everything turned out fine, I just let things be and embraced it.

FEBRUARY 2019

Both a time of rebirth and death is what I would describe my February. It was the month where I finally faced some of my biggest questions and heaviest problems in life.

Mental health is my number one priority this year this month made me realize how important it is. I finally managed to visit a professional and eventually got some answers. It felt like a part of me finally made sense. But, wow, I never thought it would feel good and hard at the same time, to learn about this part of you. Something that you thought was normal.

In conclusion, this was probably one of the hardest months in my life so far.

MARCH 2019

As the days pass by, I slowly drifted away with March. It felt kind of lost somehow. I feel myself just floating in the abyss. Some days felt fine though, don't get me wrong. But the majority of it felt like I was just going with the flow and letting the waves carry me to wherever. There were days that I felt really productive, driven, and inspired. I managed to make art, write a few things here and there, and plan stuff for the coming weeks. While some days felt like nothing.

This month was a fluctuation between highs and lows.

I had fun looking back at how the months went for me. Creating digital collages/montages helps me keep track of how my days went and what else I can improve on. Being able to express myself through art is such a blessing, to be honest. I hope you guys liked these artworks!

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