I love my art journals like cake and candy! And since i've taken the sweets out of my diet (for real), i had to find a gratifying substitute. Playfully making art pages and filling assorted books with yummy color and sweet inspirations is just the ticket for this "sweets journey"! Making some art instead of making a cake!
To coin a concept from Jenny Doh, i know "Art Saves". Journaling in paint, pens and paper is keeping me focused on some personal goals.
Although i have always made this practice a daily priority, i want to be more accountable and document my progress. To chronicle my "sweets journey", i'll be posting a weeks worth of art pages every Saturday.
Here is my art journaling July 1-8, 2011…..
The fun thing about journaling is that there are so many options for materials and the actual books that to create in. Moleskines, sketch books, watercolor paper, bristol, vellum, etc. I have many different surfaces that i work in. Believe it or not, of the 12 or 13 journals i am working in right now i think there is maybe ONE that is full, every page finished completely! That will be a next goal.
There are a zillion pens and paints to use, along with inks, sprays, mists, crayons, pencils, pastels, etc. Art journaling enables me to become a different artist in very book on every page. If i do a whole series in a book, i can keep it forever.
When i can't get the artful groove going the way i want it to, i will just make several pages of color splashes, layers and misty watercolored
memories, i mean backgrounds!
Sometimes i draw on the pages and my work is linear and "doodley", loose but deliberate.
Then at other times, i get completely consumed with crazy color and create beautiful surfaces for lettering, writing and soul spilling later.
All of the art this week is inside these 4 journals. I hope you're a little bit inspired and can go make some "sweet art"! Thanks for visiting…..
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