My idea of feminism is self-determination, and itís very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.
Ani DiFranco

Art Journal Peek: an artist on the page

As an artist on the page you’re like a human on the job. You show up. You do your stuff. You work on becoming yourself, in what ever way you can. You mix your paints, wash your brushes, do your duty as an artist. You show up. Right?

Or you slack of. Watch too much TV, sleep in late, doze of in front of the news.

It’s a choice you get to make every day, as they say…

My Water Jar

I think my water jar tells the story of showing up, year after year, while my blog right now talks of watching too much TV-series and not finding my blogging grove…

Art Journal Painting by iHanna: how to be an artist

Again, those big eyes peeking out from the art journal. It’s me. Like a handbook in How to Be An Artist. I should write that blog post instead of… what ever I was doing today. But let’s not complain any more, I’m here now, ain’t I? I think so.

Please take a look at this gelli print that I did last summer, using a leaf from the garden as a mask:

Detail: Gel print masked with a leaf

Yummy isn’t it? It makes me long from summer. But first I’m longing for spring, today it was really cold in Sweden.

Here is the full spread, including some deco tape strips of polka dot paper:

Art Journal Painting by iHanna: how to be an artist

What would you write in the book called How to be an artist? What advice would you want – or give to others? How do you as an Artist show up on the Page? I would appreciate if you want to share your knowledge or questions below. Maybe I’ll be inspired by that to write a blog post on the subject one day… :-)

Oh, come join us

If you haven’t joined the DIY Postcard Swap I thin you should†do it right now, because there is just over a week until it’s time to close the gate for this time.†There are people from US, UK, Sweden, Canada, Australia, German, Israel and a few other countries that has already signed up -†and more joining every day.

I think it will be super fun to see what everyone is creating, so I hope you’re not afraid of sharing your work.†Feel free to share your handmade postcards on instagram with the hashtag #diypostcardswap or on Flickr here. :-)

How to BE an artist on the page by showing up and making art, of course - more inspiration by @ihanna at www.ihanna.nu #artjournaling #mixedmedia