Monday, October 24, 2011

a whole journal...


Finished.  Done.  No more pages to fill, ready for it's permanent place in history!  

Today i wanted to post a bunch of art.  My schedule has been so crazy, you are probably wondering where my art has been??!!  I absolutely, create every day, mostly in my drawing journals.  Here's half a book, enjoy!


I completely filled my little my little green Handbook journal this weekend.  The book has 128 toothy pages which means that i illustrated 256  pages!  Here are about 70 of those pages.  Can you imagine this blog post if i had ALL 256 pages posted!  That's a lot of cawfee sipping as you scroll through the pages!

Many of the pages are my brainstorms and ideas for projects, classes and workshops.  






Lots of watercolor in this journal.  This particular brand of journal, Handbook loves paint and marker!  
It's my favorite for bright, vibrant color.































Love the little pocket in the back that you can store your treasures.
The elastic band is great for wrapping it all up!  And so, it's a wrap!
…it's on to the next one, "My Little Red Journal".  So many fresh blank pages awaiting my artful wisdom...

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!!! I love love love your work!
    <3 Nicci the JournalJunkie

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. You are the best!
    Michele

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  3. love every single picture!!

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  4. OMG(Goodness)! This journal is so yummy! Your illustrations and color make it absolutely beautiful! I think I might just have to purchase one of these. Is it the watercolor one you purchased or just the normal artist handbook?
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  5. I love my Art is Living.... t-shirt!!! Your work is so bright and colorful. I just bought 2 prints for Christmas gifts.

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  6. I love your work. You inspire me to try your bright and wonderful art.

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  7. Congrats on finishing your journal. It looks amazing! I love the little journals.

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  8. Oh my gracious you are so gifted with doodling and coloring. Love every art you make and it sure made me smile so big =)

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  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Your gorgeous art makes me smile....BIG!

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  10. Kelly: it's just the basic Handbook journal, not the watercolor book (which i also have, sick, LOL!!!)

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  11. Eeeeeeeee!!!!! Your journal is EYE CANDY for my soul Joanne!!!!! I just loved looking at all the pages <3 They brightened my afternoon. Thanks <3

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  12. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOOOOOOVE IT!!
    Did I say I love it?? :-D

    Love the colours, Love the drawing, Love everything!! You are sooooo creative!

    xx Tessa

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  13. Absolutely love your journal! I'd been checking facebook and wondered where you have been. I'm glad you're back because you are such an inspiration!

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  14. Swoooon! when I 'grow' up, I want to draw and write like you!

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  15. There are so many adjectives flying through my head to describe your art: creative, happy, fun, gorgeous...i can go on. Suffice it to say, i love your work.

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  16. Wonderful doodles! Love your work. Fun, Fun, Fun.

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  17. Wow Joanne... this is amazing! Your blog was pointed out to me on this grey, rainy Dutch morning, and the pages make me feel like a Summerday! So much colour, so much inspiration!

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  18. As I commented on FB: WOW! and WOW! again! What can I say? You inspired me so much and you will never know how much! Colourful, joyful, playful, happy, art work that no home should be without! Thank you for sharing....and inspiring others to get their pens and paints out! xxx

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  19. thanks for sharing, i love seeing your work. very bright and whimsical.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! What an inspiration for me to sit down everyday and journal. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Yeowza Joanne! WOW...just stunning. I so enjoyed all the pictures and looking at them in detail - thank you for sharing!

    Joanne h.

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  22. Thank you soooo much for sharing this. What eye candy! I'm inspired to go create something!!
    Michelle ---

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Love your lettering, the drawings, the colors, the whimsy.. WOW!! Where did you learn to letter? Thank you for sharing this delicious journal!

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  24. Oh wow, what a beautiful little magic journal you've created, so full of great words and awesome colours + sketches. Well done, and congratulations!

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  25. Congratulations on finishing your journal!!! I love your style and all the beautiful bright colours you use!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing your rainbow with the world! Your work brightens my day everytime I look at it and I love it!

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  27. Joanne, your work is SO awesome!

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  28. do you mind if I ask what watercolors you use, so vibrant! I love them. New fan over here :)

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  29. Stephanie, these pages were done with Tombow markers

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  30. Do the Tombow markers bleed through the pages as badly as the copics do? Or can these journals handle copics?

    Thanks, Lauren

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  31. I have just paid. Will I receive an e-mail from you?
    Diana

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  32. PERFECTLY gorgeous!! You have inspired me to get to work...looks like that journal took lots of time and dedication. Loooooove it....

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  33. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Awesome journal! Your pages are so inspiring!

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  35. This makes my heart go pitter patter <3

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  36. How you inspire me....let me count the infinite ways!!! WOWWEEEEE!
    Your designs are so colorful..It can't help but brighten your mood and day!
    Mahalo!
    Sharon (Kalonalani)

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  37. Beautiful...You are such an inspiration...

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  38. Found your post through Pinterest, I LOVE this!!! So beautiful. I adore detailed drawings/sketches and I just got lost in your work!!

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  39. lovely...but which is your favorite ink pen?

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  40. So beautiful....Just signed up for your letter class can't wait to start.

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  41. I would love to sip more coffee and be inspired buy the other pages!

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  42. You are so talented. Love your work

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  43. That is crazy, amazing, awesome. Thank you for sharing

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  44. CRAZINESS depicting...so cool is your work ....its just PERFECTLY stunning..wow
    NO WORD can describe the dedication towards your designs..and yeah you have inspired me to get to work :D
    KEEP SKETCHING <>

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