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Try to restrain yourself

Trying to restrain yourself is hard if you ask me. I’m a maximalist, not a minimalist. I like clutter (but not the dust that lives between everything). I like lots of choices (but not having to go out to buy … Continue reading

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Music I listen to

I’m thinking that I should create some kind of visual reminder to hang on the wall that will remind me to listen to music, or maybe put Spotify in autoplay in my computer. A great song can lift my mood … Continue reading

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I believe I am an Artist

Maybe it should’ve said I believe in my heart that I am an artist or I am an artist at heart (even if the world doesn’t know)… What ever! I don’t care, it’s finished. It is what is and it … Continue reading

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Colour swatches and poetic words

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. Federico García Lorca Colour swatches belongs in your journal. This months crusade is about colours and naming them. It’s a welcome reminder that the Art Journal is an ongoing experiment, … Continue reading

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The Forensic Report Mini book

I have been thinking about self portraits and how to document me and my life the last month or so. I guess it’s because my 35th birthday is coming up next month (and this blog will be 7 years in … Continue reading

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Pitt Brush Pens

For Christmas I got a lot of nice black pens that I’ve been drawing with in the margins of my diary. I also bought myself/got a Manga Set of gray toned drawing pens (along with glue sticks and other pens). … Continue reading

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Hang your Own Art Works

Art by iHanna. Blue slow cloth, the embroidered mixed media piece Fly photo of a Inner Landscape II framed on black and my abstract painting on wood. The walls that surround me are always filling with things from my drawing … Continue reading

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Paint with a Plastic Card

The card I use when I scrape paint is a my old student card, but it is hardly visible behind all that paint. I’ve been using it for a few years now. I love using this method! It is one … Continue reading

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Found typography from the newspaper

The prompt: Use “found typography” as background in your art journal. Cut out text headlines from a newspaper or magazine and glue it on a page to create a background or a text message. Material requirement: found type, adhesive, scissors … Continue reading

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Art Journal Strip Ease

I love painting decorative papers. I use them in my art journal and collage work, and today I’m going to show you one way that you can use painted papers in a fun way. For the July crusade I took … Continue reading

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