Some time ago …..
I’m always looking for something new to work with in my journal and sometimes the most unexpected things show up. Like when I decided I needed to sharpen most of my inktense pencils. I use them a LOT; I love the brightness of the colours and how easy they are to work with.
Anyway, the trash can was out of reach so I sharpened the pencils directly onto my journal page. Once done, I had an idea. What if I removed all the wood bits, leaving behind just the colours…and then spritzed with water?
Here’s what happened:
November 22, 2019
This journal page was inspired by the bold colours used by mixed media artist Nimah Baly (I love her work!).
Letting go of excess baggage allows us to embrace the fun, happy, and lighter side of life. If you’re worried about something you can’t fix, then it’s time to let it go.
Focus on the things that make you smile. For me, those things include animals, nature, good friends, and a good cup of coffee.
October 18, 2019
I was flipping through one of my older art journals and came across this. It’s one of those message reminders that fits all day, every day.
June 29, 2017
It’s rare for me to create a journal page using only one medium; this spread was done using only collage (I did paint the background with black gesso, but that doesn’t really count, does it?).
Nov. 30. 2016: Mixed media art journal page; collage, acrylic paint, washi tape, stamping, ink.
November 19, 2016
My work table in my Studio back when we lived in Alberta … Art Journal page in progress.
Mixed Media Art Journal Page©, August 24, 2016.
Acrylic, collage, tape, ink.
Art Journal page, September 6, 2016
A photo from my personal journal using prompts during the Creative Journaling Workshop series with Jean E. Tait. Response was good and I had lots of fun co-facilitating.
The prompts we used were designed to get participants to connect with different parts of themselves. This prompt was simply”Your Hands”:
Another journal page following the Documented Life Project prompts.
Collage, acrylics, inks.
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