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I really like my brown Smart Journals

I really like my brown Smart Journals

I have a big love for browns and earthy tones. Brown paper! Gingerbread cookies! The color of my hair! Coffee with milk! Yum! And let’s not forget the Brown Quilt that I made myself. I still adore it, and use it almost every day! Also, I own at least two dark brown skirts and one […]

The last pages of Vol 2

The last pages of Vol 2

The last pages of Smart Journal volume 2 are as full of summer and brightness as the previous pages of this journal. It’s about time I start with a new summer journal, though I still have a few pages left in my hand bound journal. There’s still some blank pages for painting, drawing and sketching […]

Art Journal Idea: Create a Sub Page

Art Journal Idea: Create a Sub Page

A sub page is a extra page attached in some way to fold out of your journal and extend it even further. I haven’t done this much before, but in the square smart journal (with the rather small pages) it was a natural progression. On the spread above the right page has a sub page, […]

Art Journal Style: Cuteness Overload

Art Journal Style: Cuteness Overload

I like a lot of different styles of art journaling; wild and free, artsy, painted, colourful collage, doodle, total messiness etcetera etcetera. And on top of all those experiments I also have a thing for cuteness… I don’t know how, but toy shop wrapping paper always appeal to me a lot more than somber grown […]

I love wrinkled brown paper

I love wrinkled brown paper

The cover if this art journal is made with my favorite technique of wrinkly brown paper glued down. The cardboard letters, a gift from Diane many years ago, are left plain because I think sometimes plain is just enough. It’s not as colourful as my usual style, but I love it. I think it’s nice […]

Smart Journal volume 1

Smart Journal volume 1

I have been using a few favorite images in this journal, the Smart Journal Volume 1. Some images (and pretty papers) float around in boxes and folders for years never to find the right place. But in a way that is not a good thing. I don’t want to be tired of the images before […]

Meet my Smart Journal vol 1

Meet my Smart Journal vol 1

Yay! Today is all about my the prettiness of one of my Art Journals! And I’m calling it a Smart Journal. The name is my own invention but mostly just a wordplay. And you know me, I’m a sucker for playing with words. It’s a Small Square Art Journal = Smart! A finished notebook that […]

When Loose Pages come Together

When Loose Pages come Together

I love working in a handbound or altered book for Art Journaling, it’s awesome for so many reasons. But also, I’ve found working on loose pages gives me something else. I even named it A Favorite Method of Art Journaling a while back. And it can be, even though I like to bind them together […]

Spiral bound Pink Smart Journal

Spiral bound Pink Smart Journal

I had to make a pink smart journal along with the lush green one. This one is listed for sale in my etsy shop right now. Today I’m showing you a few of my favorite spreads from this journal. Enjoy! Front and back cover is paper patchwork style. Love this cover! Pink is my all […]

Lush Green Smart Journal

Lush Green Smart Journal

Sharing one of my spiral bound journals today! I love every spread of this journal – and the patchwork cover. Very yummy, all of it. And it was fun to work with a color scheme like this! Smart is short for Small Art Journal, my invention for these square, spiral journals that I’ve made several […]