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.
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.
Art journal page from December 2015 and the Documented Life Project prompts.
I’m currently playing catch-up with online journal prompts from Art to the 5th Academy for the Documented Life Project (2015). This is week 9.
Art Challenge: Using at least five layers
Journal Prompt: “Give Me a High Five”
Layers included collage, acrylic paints, intense ink pencils, stamps, stencils, paint splatters, doodles, calligraphy ink (gold – too bad it doesn’t show up in the pic; it’s really sparkly!).
Another journal page. Aluminum background; collage, acrylics and inks. The foil was a pain to work with, but I really like the end result.
I’ll probably never use this technique again.
Another journal entry. Playing with mixed media and textures (inks, stamps, stencils, collage).
There are a couple of storage “pockets” behind the single flowers (top R, bottom L) for journaling notes.
Journal Entry: Mixed media.
The main (centre) piece is an envelope that I have tucked notes into (sometimes I don’t want my written thoughts to be visible).
August 1, 2015.
Recent doodle page in my journal: my hands.
I’ve been keeping written journals for a very long time. Rarely did I insert anything artsy – maybe the odd newspaper article, magazine pic, or doodle. Once in awhile I was inspired to draw … as I did here. Just ink on paper, and colored pencils for the flowers. My inspiration here came from a book on Unicorns. I like Unicorns…