we are all royal — art journal

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I normally have a bunch of journals hanging around and I add left over paint to them as I go.  Later when I am journaling I make it a challenge to make something of the scraps.  Here there is left over paint and doodles.

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The best part of art journaling is the freedom to just let loose.  I throw crazy colors down scribble if I want and just play.  It is very relaxing and fun with no pressure of making a masterpiece.

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This journal has random tip outs.  I like them for an extra challenge to a page.  This one I tied together by using circles and scribbled words.

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A closer look….”be yourself”.

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You can’t really see it but on her dress I wrote the words….

“We are all royal and beautiful in his eyes.” Over and over.

Fast Car — art journal

Tracy ChapmanI don’t need to tell you that I have been a bad blogger lately….it is really obvious.  Summer comes and I see the light of day after a long dark Alaska winter and I lose it.  My blog is important to me.  I love how it documents my creative life.  It makes me accountable to stay on track with all my goals as well. So…..I am going to share some projects that I have been doing since I dropped off of the blogosphere the past couple of months.

This art journal I started after I started listening to Tracy Chapman on vinyl.  I forgot how much I loved her and I swear I played this record for two weeks straight.  So, I decided to do a Tracy Chapman art journal spread.

Tracy ChapmanFast CarI copied they lyrics off of the album and used them as one of the layers and this strip shining through is my favorite.