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An Invitation back into the Art Journal

An Invitation back into the Art Journal

I love Art Journaling a lot. In previous years I’ve kept one big Art Journal that has housed all my art and experiments. But for a couple of years now I’ve let the journal expand into several different kinds of books at the same time, thus destroying the lovely chronology I had going, but also […]

Painted circles ad infinitum

Painted circles ad infinitum

I have painted circles, because I love circles. Love them! Well, I do love polka dots, spheres, and most any roundish pattern I find (or make), as you might know. And painted circles can be done in a couple of thousand different ways. There is no end to a circle, and I don’t imagine there […]

Art Journal Peek | Winter is Coming

Art Journal Peek | Winter is Coming

The title Winter is coming is well known if you too are hooked on TV series that never end. It might be misleading here, but I’m staying indoors a lot watching GoT as my brother calls it and doing embroidery. Misleading perhaps, but at least it’s very cold around here, and white. Winter is already […]

Art journal peek: home of random things

Art journal peek: home of random things

Another quick glossy collage in my art journal, contradicting the “art” part but very much feeling like “a journal”. Like a home of random things, of my ephemera. Again, a thousand circles living on one spread: polka dot wrapping paper and recycled office/meeting doodles! Each page includes so many different elements and ideas. If you’re […]

Altered book tutorial

Altered book tutorial

It’s time for a tutorial on how to alter a vintage book and make it into your very own, personalized art journal! Altering books is easy and super fun, so let’s give it a try together. Most of my Art Journals have been altered books throughout the years. I use altered books for several reasons, […]

The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor – a

The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor – a book review

I have a few books that I’ve been meaning to write about for a while now. First out is this fun how to-book called The Artful Storybook: Mixed-Media Artists Create Handmade Tales by artist Terry Taylor. This is a inspiring book about how mixed-media artists (yes, that includes you and me!) can start to make […]