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Monday, April 29, 2013

more sharing from my collage journal....

here's what I've been up to lately.....thanks so much for stopping by to see.....

I'm always adding to this journal...and loving every minute of it!

Take care!

What's Your Color Now? - an art journal page

I have been doing a lot of pages in my collage journal lately and absolutely LOVING every minute of it.  But today I really felt the need to get messy with some paint and thank goodness I was able to spend some time today doing just that.  Getting painty!

I had no idea what to do, just that I wanted color and lots of it.  I looked through my big bag of quotes and words I have clipped from magazines and pulled out one that said, "What's Your COLOR Now?", sat down at my desk and just went with whatever came to my's the result.....

I created a video of my working on this page and you can watch it here.

Thanks so much for visiting my humble blog today.  I'm trying to start adding things here again.  Life just gets so busy, you know?  So much to do.  So little time.  Well, in my case, so much time and so much of it wasted because I get so side-tracked with everything else that I lose many hours each day spinning in circles. lol  I'm trying to work on that. lol

Take care,

Friday, April 19, 2013

a new collage journal to share....

Well, it has been AGES since I have posted anything on my blog.  I'm happy to say that I have been working in my art journal and still creating, I just haven't been able to make the time to share any of it here.  Sorry about that!

But, I've started a new journal and I'm really having lots of fun working in it and I'm hoping that excitement helps motivate me to start posting here again.

I'm working in a journal that I made almost a year ago.  It is made from 140 pound, cold-press watercolor paper.  It is the only journal that I have ever made and I can't say how neat it was to make.  I'm not sure why I haven't made any more!  There really isn't anything more satisfying that working in my journal that I made.  I even got brave while creating it and added some smaller sheets, like Donna Downey's journals.  I love those inclusions in her's and was inspired to try it in my own journal.  This journal also has fold-out pages, so there's lots of space for art!

I recently discovered Kelly Kilmer and signed up for one of her on-going classes called, "Revel in the Moment".  Wow, I LOVE her style and it was exactly what I was needing!  I have been enjoying doing collage pages for awhile and for me and where I am in my life, it's my saving grace.  I have two little children (2 yrs and 5 yrs).  I discovered art journaling with my little one was just a few months old and my art time was always late at night when he was sleeping beside me.  It was always a rush for me to do a page because for some reason I felt like I HAD to get that journal page finish that I had started.  I guess I was worried I'd never finish it or lose that muse that was helping create that page at that time.  So, for these past 2 years, my free time has gotten smaller and therefore my art time has, too.  So, only rushed pages I've been able to crank out.  I am still enjoying the process, but I do not like my need to finish what I started then and there.  Anyway....for some reason, working in this journal has been totally different.  I don't feel the need to finish a page and as I've been working it it, I've found myself working between 2 or 3 pages at the same time.  I do a bit on one page and then flip to work on another.  Go back and look at the previous page and might see some new idea pop in my head to use on that page.  So back and forth I go.  Right now I have a page with images glued down but that's it and it's been like that for days.  I would NEVER have done that with my usual art journal process.

an unfinished page that's still waiting for me....

I've been trying to video when I work in this journal and so far I have one video posted on my YouTube page.  I am currently editing a second video right now and will be sharing it soon.  You can find my first collage journal video here.

Here are some photos of the pages that I have completed in my collage journal, so far.....if you click on an image you should be taken to a larger version (hopefully. lol)

I accidentally got paint on this picture of me and I've been trying to alter the image to help cover up that big splotch of black on my chin ;-)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope that you visit again soon.  I have lots to share and need to start doing it!  

Take care,