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The Magic of the Art Journal World

The Magic of the Art Journal World

I sometimes think of my art journal as a magical fantasy world. Like a physical place that you can visit any time you choose. I think the more you visit this Magical Kingdom the more of what happens there you can bring back with you, into your regular life. I think that any creativity that […]

Art Journal Peek: A Green Bird

Art Journal Peek: A Green Bird

Suppose someone were to say: ‘Imagine this butterfly exactly as it is, but ugly instead of beautiful’!” /Ludwig Wittgenstein I decided to use only the newly bought artist quality watercolours on another page in my journal. I painted a green bird, surrounded by the darkness of night (payne’s gray). Oh what a lovely colour this […]

Colour swatches and poetic words

Colour swatches and poetic words

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. Federico Garca 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, and it should never become a fixed idea or filled with “similar pages”. An Art […]

Collage: Mr. Walrus and his mustache

Collage: Mr. Walrus and his mustache

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. /Dr. Seuss Hoppilandkalle, original art collage by iHanna. Available. On the same vintage book page that I found the sweet imaginary boyfriend I found this older gentleman, an imaginary grandpa perhaps? I didn’t think […]

Welcome to Mushroom Land

Welcome to Mushroom Land

Welcome to my crafted little Mushroom Land… The Mushrooms stand tall here in Mushroom Land. With their red hats on they sparkle with happiness. They always keeps guard in the forest. No intruders can pass them, so only kind creatures dance in the morning mist. Wee Christmas spirits, toys, softies, elves, creative gals and other […]