An art journal gives you endless possibilities to be creative. There are always new, blank pages that is waiting around the corner – waiting for us to draw, paint, collage, create art or mess up.
It’s a kind of magic that is always there for us when we need it, even on dark nights when only the stars are shining…
I like the messy pages just as much as the more artful ones.
Sometimes I leave what others would call “an art journal background” as is. I call it abstract. I call it finished because I feel like it. I call it a cloudy sky or the messy place where I feel most at home. Like this blue one, that liked “as is”.
Though now I enhanced it with a quote in photoshop:
I thought I was going to spend the summer doing lettering, but so far I haven’t found a lettering practice that I am happy with it even though I dabble here and there. I have so many great quotes that I want to letter in some way…
So I paint from my imagination. Or add in a Frida Kahlo-portrait just for fun.
Sometimes I paint with acrylics. Sometimes with watercolors. It depends on what I’m in the mood for.
Sometimes I will just doodle. Doodle is always such a lovely creative outlet. No thinking, just doing. I doubt I’ll ever tire of my flowers.
A mandala can grow into a flower, or a flower turns out to be a mandala…
And yes, the possibilities are endless. Or at least sometimes it feels like that’s how it is… Maybe because it is summer?
What are you filling your notebooks with this week? I hope it feels like magic, what ever it is. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment below if you enjoyed this post, and if you do pin any of my images to Pinterest – I ask that you please just add “by @iHanna” to them. It makes me happy.
I wish to you endless possibilities!