Art Journal

Teal Art Journal

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It’s the last one of the series…and almost as big as the blue journal.

There are more Slam Book type of pages in here…

But a lot of paint as well…

Rob Thomas:

Rad-a-Tat is where I got my first tattoo:

Hozier:

Just trying to be helpful:

Henry Rollins:

Joan of Arc:

Goals:

Big pallet tester page:

True message:

Sure:

Hozier:

Positive self-talk:

Sugarland:

Random thoughts:

…and hopes…

CLA 2019LXL:

Every day I wake up like this:

No pressure:

My second favorite page in this book:

It’s ME!

Dodie:

True always:

Quoting Morticia Addams:

Norman Vincent Peale:

Playing with faces again…

OUTside:

More truth:

Heh.

Hope:

They are shiny…

America? The earth?

This is my favorite page in this book :

It me again!

Nietzsche:

Choices:

From a wall at AA:

It just takes a long time…

Contrarywise:

Feel it:

Mermaids ahoy!

Been told yes…

Message from my Brother:

What a shame:

Reality just gets in the way…

I am:

My circle…

In the greenery:

More truth:

For S.

Sleep is my favorite thing.

Back cover:

And that is the last of this series. I started 6 journals over 3 years ago and now they are all ‘done,’ as much as they can be. I usually don’t go back and add anything to the pages later. That’s not to say that I can’t. Because its ALL MINE and I can do what I want with it all!

MUHAHAHA!!!

So…now I have 6 new, blank books waiting for me to get started on a new series. No pressure at all, as I currently have 22 more backgrounds to create for my friend’s book…

Blue Journal

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This is the biggest book I’ve made so far…It’s the thickest, even with pages stuck together on purpose (for strength)

Good times with stickers:

Talking to Ponyboy…

Truth:

I scare more than cheerleaders, but still…

Decided to try making faces:

Rob Thomas:

Alter Bridge:

Dreaming:

I love the Fall…

There’s a lot of Art here:

Smash book style:

So random:

Trying to stay that way:

Not achieved thus far…

Good times:

It’s crazy here…

Was at the demonstration. Grateful that there were trucks blocking vehicle access to us.

Never again:

Stay positive:

Better:

Imagine Dragons:

Give it a shot

I played the Bond Villain in this show:

AM a mermaid!

More faces:

James Blunt:

Back when it was fun:

Then it stopped being fun:

Mexican proverb:

Don’t let me stop you…

Try to stay:

Heh:

True story:

Rock God:

Imagine Dragons:

Pinterest:

Saw Eddie Izzard with my friend, Natasha:

Simple:

Fly

Yes, and…

Consider

This will be finished once I print the photos of my #1 nephew and I at this event:

Not too subtle?

Reminder:

Train:

Can you hear?

Autobiography:

It’s all about the color

Seriously. Fuck. ICE.

My beautiful friend…

Reminds me of Merry & Pippin

Slide…

Always

Sticker love

Back cover:

That’s a lot, I know…I made it and I’m impressed, too…the biggest one, as I said…56 photos is a lot.

Sorrynotsorry

Half a century today

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…that’s how long I’ve been on this planet.

I’m visiting 2 brothers and many friends in my home town of Fresno until tomorrow.

I was able to visit my favorite art supply store, Allard’s, for their back to school sale for a stencil, a mask, and some tiny, detail brushes.

Then I cleared Michael’s out of watercolor pads in 7×10 at BOGO free time, so that’s 4 for the price of 2.

I’m nearly (more than halfway) finished with my last 2 art journals from the last series I worked on, so am already thinking ahead to the next set.

My dear friend, Juli, gave me a huge (96ct) set of watercolor brush pens, so there will be those to play with.

I don’t have any magic words or ideas to move forward in my life successfully, I just do the best I can with what I have.

I’ve been making art for 8 years now, but I’m not a teacher, just a painter/stencil-user/gluing fool…

My second nephew has moved into my apartment with me while he goes to EMT training. He is currently bonding with Emily. Today is her 10th birthday.

I had hoped to go swimming somewhere on this trip, but sitting in everyone’s house, soaking up their AC, is a good alternative.

Happy birthday to me.

I am working…

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…on all kinds of art, including 4 illustrations for the book I’m working on……as well as more art journaling in my teal (big) and blue (bigger) journals.

They are both over half full so there is an innate pressure to finish them soon.Oh, wait…that’s just me then…

Outlier:

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Look what I found stuck in my mailbox:

That’s right, postcard #9 from Texas.

WhatcanIsay? I have a weird mailbox where things can hide, apparently…

Anyway, yay for postcards!

Sundaylibrarian

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But it’s a half day so I had time to work on Effy’s July BOD lesson that I started last night

Drinking coffee and playing with paint is my favorite solo AM combination.There’s going to be pink up in all that green as I stenciled a layer of watercolor ground on top of this…

Work was grand, especially when a worked-up 7yo slapped the papers off my clipboard.

No, I did NOT choke him out, but I am continually reminded that babies are cute so we don’t kill them in their sleep before they can become humans…

Anyway…I do art in the wild, like in my car at the laundromat:

Or when I meet up with some like-minded friends…

Check her out

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I went all out of order painting her, had the background for a while and just painted a face shape then figured out where the features go…see…backwards

Inspired by Effy Wild, I’m going to make more faces…