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As you know, most of my art journal pages feature copious journaling. I love writing in my journal. It's an important part of my personal sanity.
That said, I do go through phases where I'm more interested in filling pages with color and pattern than with words. These pages reflect one of those phases.
There is so much going on on this page. So much pattern. I love it! It's a lot of hand carved stamps and a bit of stenciling.
All of these prints are from hand carved stamps that I made for Carve December.
I had painted the eye on a piece of deli paper as a demo in a class I taught. I glued it into my journal and then wanted to find a way to tell a story. So, I stenciled the bird above it and now I call this page: Bird Getting Eyeball. ;)
This is a page I had planned to cover up. It was junque I bound into the journal.
But, when it came time to paint over this page, I just couldn't do it!
I try not to make my art journal a stressful place. I may have made plans, but I get rid of them. Things happen. Things change. I like to be kind to myself when I create in my art journal and focus on what's interesting to me right at that moment. "Should" as in "I should do xyz" is not a word that enters my art journal practice. If it does, I banish it immediately. I'm all id when it comes to art journaling.
This text was created with my Art Foamies alphabet stamps!
This next page is kind of back-to-business, with plenty of journaling on the right side.
A lot of the wonderful texture in her face was done with oil pastels.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my art journal. I love sharing my pages with you!
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