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.
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.
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.
A closer look….”be yourself”.
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.
This is another page made with the left over paint from other projects. I had sketched the girl at one time months ago and then later came in with the planters and then called it good. I added details and a border on the side from a magazine clipping.
I 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.
I copied they lyrics off of the album and used them as one of the layers and this strip shining through is my favorite.