My recent journal play has been a little different for me. Here is a peek at what I’ve been up too.
First, some all digital work. This is an interesting medium and I’d love to incorporate it into more of my work.
Titanic Family Story
These were all created with the Art Journal Caravan by Tangie Baxter. If you are interested in getting started with digital journaling, the Caravan is a great place to start.
I couldn’t stay away from my physical journal for too long so I pulled some of the Caravan elements out of the computer and into my studio.
I definitely need to work more on my lettering but this quick and dirty page was a lot of fun to create.
The painting and sewing and paper play continue.
Strips were cut and sewn back together. Then they were cut again and more sewing commenced.
And many plans were made for more patterns, more color combos, and more fun!
Playing along with the SEWN class, I put together a new book to document my musings.
I love the quilty look to this book and I’m eying my neglected quilting books for other pattern ideas. Maybe a New York Beauty or Lone Star Pattern. I’ve always wanted to play with those patterns in fabric but never got around to it. Perhaps paper is the answer.
In my studio, paper and fabric are interchangeable.
I’ve been away from the blog for a little too long. To get back into the swing of things, here are a few shots of some new hand painted pattern papers i did this week.
These were created with my new favorite art supply, Tombow Brush Pens. They are water soluble and gorgeous! I’m not afraid to admit that I ran out and ordered more colors immediately. I’m not so patiently waiting for my next Amazon delivery.
Playing with color and shapes, I feel like I’m reintroducing myself to my art supplies. Pushing myself to get past the blank page and just put down marks. Oh! Hello acrylic paint, inks and watercolors. So nice to see you again.
I’m letting Mary Ann Moss’s new class carry me away. I’ve found her classes to be the best way to re-energize my creativity.
Next step… cutting these up and putting them back together… and a re-commitment to this blog.
What happened to 2012. It is speeding by me with not even a glance in my direction. Major life events must be that time machine that every Sci-fi author and geek tries to invent in their basement or garage. Should I tell them the secret? or just keep letting them create marvels of machinery and science?
Somewhere in the time travel, I found myself with brush in hand. Bright, tropical colors appeared in my journal.
…Well, I had a great post going about the secret of life and time travel but the blog ate my post. I guess the world is not ready for the secrets to be revealed so instead, here are gratuitous pictures of my journal.