Friday, June 24, 2011

Stencil Challenge journal page

I've finished my journal page using a Crafter's Workshop stencil. Only a few days left
over at Journal Artista's stencil challenge.  Go take a look!

A few of my different art journals.

We'll start with my moleskine, which I love the size to work in and the paper. Some pages are finished more than others, but hey it's my art journal, right?

Next few pages are from a brown craft paper journal, I like that sort of paper to work on too!

As you can tell, I took Mystele's Gut Art classes. I love to scrape on some paint and see what I can "pull" out of the page. Next is a sketch on poster board ready to be inked.
These next few pages were done after taking a workshop with Aisling d'Art. Just some morning pages, grabbing what ever spoke to you from magazines or newspapers, trash mail, whatever fodder you have laying around, and sticking it down, without thinking about it too much! Fun!

This next journal is pocket-sized, and I prepared every page, front and back, with color. I take it on trips, short and long, and do most of my writing in it. It is my memory jogger, for facts of places, dates, times, and people. I'll stick labels, and magazine cut-outs, things that go with the experience. I only write on the right side of the page, and when I come to the end, I flip it over (up-side down) and go back toward the front. Thus the last page looks like this:

I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of my pleasure in life, for it is far from work.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Hopefully, now that I've got myself stabilized, I can get back to posting what I've been working on.  Mixed media and jewelry has been flying out of my studio for the past year.
I finally worked on my studio, painted walls (orange), tiled floor (black and white checkerboard), and put in cabinets and shelves. I now have specific areas for all my arting. Paper and paints, metal and jewelry making, sewing and knitting, Cricut and journal/minibook making. Plus storage for all my toys and supplies.  Love it, just need to be in there more!