Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art Journaling is something I've been dabbling in for years. It can be a great place to try out new techniques, to work out and document design ideas and to vent about your day to day life. Lately I've been trying to teach myself more about how the pros do it. Today I've been watching  some of Teesha Moore's videos. I discovered Teesha just this morning through this post in my new bloggy friend AJ's blog AJ's Art Journaling. Looking for inspiration I had to visit my bloggy friend Carolyn's page a few times, and so should you. Her work is beautiful and her generosity in visiting all her friends' sites and leaving encouraging comments on their work is so much appreciated.

So this is what I was drawn to create when I opened my journal. I attempted to use some of the ideas I had gleaned today. The writing mirrors the process I used.
Make a Page
1) Paint a background
2) Add collage elements
6)Add more stuff...

I particularly love this bowl which I clipped from a spread in a shelter magazine. I seem to always have to add that shot of Aqua. No wonder one of my Pinterest boards is titled  Turquoise, Teal, Aqua.

Going with my vow to use what I have on hand I drew my own version of the bowl all over the page using a Sakura Permapaque fabric marker. I wonder well fabric marker will last on paper?

I'm linking this post to Fall Fearless and Fly as the journal page uses warm colours and further investigates my goal of making art every day.


Jessica Sporn said...

Your page is just great. Love that you journaled your steps in making it. Thanks for joining us at Fall Fearless & Fly!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I love this page :-)

missy k said...

Great page! Love the list!


Carolyn Dube said...

Thanks for such a kind shout out! You made my day! I love that your journal page is a record of your explorations for the day!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Journal pages are dynamite! Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Journal pages are dynamite! Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Anonymous said...

I like the darkness of the background of your page and the way the rest of the pieces seem to float. And a great way to remind yourself about one way to art journal.