It is the end of the second week of this year and I’ve been doing art journaling every day for this whole time! Things that I can notice by this practice is that:
- I have a gianormous love for art journaling & a passion for art
- I feel generally more happy when I have created just a little bit in my art journal
- It is easier to get started and come back when I am in the habit of it already
- Everything I see turns into “art journaling inspiration” right now
All that said I haven’t created as much this week as I did the first intense art journaling week 1 when I had more holiday time at home and less meetings. The above image is the Strathmore class; reuse an old page (or in my case art work), make a photocopy and use it in a different way.
This page was inspired by Tammy:
Tammy writes about the exercise mod meditation:
- Put an image or word in the center of a piece of heavy white paper or the next page in your journal. Work through the remnants in your scrap paper stash by gluing narrow strips of paper onto the edges of your center image working outward until you reach the edges. As you glue and glue, let your mind wander.
Then one night I took out my watercolour set and sketched out a girl:
And while on the phone I doodled this monster with a graphite pencil.
I think he turned out very unlike anything I have previously drawn, but fun and cute. I think I will scan this pencil drawing for reference and then add some colours to him. I could even print out a few copies of the same monster and colour it in different ways just for fun! :-)
Except for the art journaling I try to keep up with my photography inspiration class A Slice of Life and so far so good, even though the light here is bad and not very inspiring. I guess the photography is one reason I have not yet written as much as I wanted to. It takes time to edit, upload and check in even on online classes. If you are in need of some more inspiration, here are some links I am inspired by right now!
Art Journaling Ideas for next week
- paint a page gray
- use sandpaper on an image
- use pin-up girls in a collage
- photocopy fabrics you like; like this
- design-a-doodle from a textured photo
- graphite doodle
- coloured pen doodles
- drawing an alligator by colouring