Art Journaling + Mixed Media
Have you noticed recently – on Facebook or Pinterest – the beautiful “painted” and “sketched” images people are posting?
As part of my “fearless” art journaling adventure this year, I had the lofty goal of recording each of the weekly challenges for the Documented Life Project. And while I sill would like to do that, it turns out that’s not always practical – sometimes inspiration strikes at inopportune times.
The past few days here in the California Foothills have been gorgeous! Uncharacteristically warm for this time of year - into the 70's! I actually golfed twice in three days for the first time in a long time! Big rain storm on it's way though - which is great because...
As I mentioned in my last post, the past six weeks have been tough. So, Cilenia's Artful Intentions Week 6 challenge to me - to journal about something I'm doing to take care of myself - was something I was not at all in the mood to do. I'm in a melancholy mood right...
I’ve got lots to do. A video to edit for my Documented Life project page. My Week 6 challenge response for Artful Intentions. I need to put together my art journal travel kit for this coming weekend. Product to finish for an upcoming release. A sale ad to create. A Valentine’s card to make …. just lots of stuff.
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been filming (video-ing???) my Documented Life project pages and sharing the process with you. This week, I tried to stretch myself a bit more. Instead of narrating the video after the fact, I recorded myself talking through what I was doing as I actually did it.
The Week 3 challenge for the Documented Life Project was to incorporate an envelope from our mail in some form into our journals.
The challenge for Week 2 of the Documented Life Project was to incorporate a “selfie” into our journals.
Another week, another art journal challenge! If you've been following along, you know that the word "fearless" presented itself to me over and over in the past several weeks. So much so, that it became obvious that, although I had no intentions of doing choosing a...
It’s been such a busy couple of weeks that I haven’t had a chance to post photos of my first week’s Documented Life Project and we’re almost through week two!
Are you ready for 2014? I, for one, was not prepared for how quickly 2013 went by. The older I get, the faster time passes – it’s not just me, is it?
So much has happened in my family this year that after some recent and (very) good news, I felt the need to do some journaling. It ended up being a very simple page (with lots of journaling which I covered up with paint and gesso), but I'm happy with how it...
While browsing Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, I found this really cool, and easy idea for tinting mason jars!
Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to let go.
I took up golf more than 25 years ago – mostly so my husband wouldn’t have an excuse to go out for hours at a time without me!
I had big plans. Yesterday afternoon I asked my DH to help me set up my tripod and new arm thingy that suspends my iPad mini
I went into my studio this morning wanting to start a journal page. But it was such a mess in there, I couldn’t make my way to the table without tripping over the “stuff” on the floor. And there wasn’t an inch of room on the table either.
I found a bright color palette that I wanted to use for a kit and thought it would be a perfect time time make use of my Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts!
You can't wave a magic wand and make the world go away but there is a way to express at least some of what you're feeling on any given day. You can journal it out. One of Webster's definitions of "melancholy" is "a pensive mood" and that's exactly how I felt when I...
Years ago, someone introduced me to “life journaling” as a way to capture my day-to-day creativity.