Art Journal

More Journal 52

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Week 1

I’m still working on the Journal 52 prompts for 2015 and while I’m not completely “caught up” I have kept going, which is really the point, right?  This is from Week 1: Pathways. I had fun with watercolor paint on this. My favorite part is the texture from the gesso that makes the bark of the tree. I’d like to say that I planned that, but NOPE!

Week 12

This is from Week 12: Inspiration Board. I could wax poetic about my love for coffee (and I will make MANY more pages about my love for the bean…) but this was just fun to make. I actually worked on this while having coffee in a local coffee shop (OOOH!). This was colored with watercolor pains and I used pieces of an old calendar and candy wrappers on it.  Makes me want a fresh cup!

Week 7

Week 7: Valentines. While I can feel conflicted about the subject, that never stops me from getting my “mushy” on. Hearts are just fun shapes to work with. And have no doubt, I am wildly, completely, overwhelmingly in love with someone…I’m just too cool for Hallmark sentiment. Looking forward to making more pages this weekend.

A new Journal 52 prompt comes out every Friday.

My littlest art journal

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I’ve been carrying this little art journal around for quite a while now (more than 2 years?) It fits in my purse w/o fuss and has kept me from “going postal” in more than one of those meetings that should have just been emails…

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There are many pages “in progress” and some blanks just waiting to save lives…

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There are pages of stamped art..

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And a whole lot of stencil lurve…

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Oh! My little one! There may come a day when you are “finished” but until then,  your covers will get beat up at the bottom of my purse.
Which is why I decorate art journal covers LAST, if at all.

PS – Is it weird that once I post pictures of my journal pages, I get ideas about how to “finish” them?

Journal 52 2015

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Yes, I am doing this now too. Perhaps more than last year, perhaps not.
Week 9…Artistic Restraint

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Black, white & red. Watercolor,  acrylic,  scrapbook paper, and sakura gel pens.

Week 11…Just Write.

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Cheap Artist Loft butterfly stencils, Folkart stencil cream paints & a Hampton art dye marker to KEEP WRITING!
As long as it’s fun, I’ll keep doing it. I have enough pressure in my life….

More pages

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Aside from coloring another postcard (not finished yet…be patient!) I spent some serious time organizing my craft room. I also pored over my copy of “Where Women Create Book Of Organization”, which has given me some fresh ideas about improving my “flow” through supply placement and art tool storage.  More on that later…
Here is another page in progress. ..

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And this one too…

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It’s about my BEST FRIEND.  Yesterday was her birthday. She’s 23…I swear!

I’ll take some photos of my smallest, most portable journal soon. Don’t know why I’ve been neglecting the poor little thing…

When IS a page finished?

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So, I thought that my marker for a “finished” art journal page was when I put a date on it. And while that sounds nice and definitive,  now I’m not sure if it’s true.
Like this…

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Am I done with this page? Dunno, but I sure don’t know what else to do with it.
And this spread…

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Is it art jornaling if there is no text at all? I mean, a journal is a journal when it’s just words…
Am I overthinking things again?

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Is this page done?
For right now…yes.

 

Ed. Now that I’ve looked at these pages on this blog, I see where I can go with the 2 page spread (with the faces) and the third page (nest and eggs). Isn’t it funny that I can aswer my own question if I give myself a little time?

Second pattern

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More patterns for this…

All public and stuff

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Just told Facebook that this little blog exists. I wonder if that will make a difference in inspiring me to put more art up here?

I am almost completely finished with an art journal (as finished as one can get, I suppose…I can ALWAYS add more to quite a bit of it…) and should probably put some more pages up here…

Let’s see…

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Hmmm….will work on better photos using actual light…

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I worked on this, the inside back cover, more after this photo was taken, but this is the gist of it.

Gonna take some more pics later today (after I do some NECESSARY housework) & will get to working on my other journals to let this one rest…WOOT!