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Art Journal Every Day: Flickr Inspiration

ArtJournalEveryDayLogo-150 If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, all the posts can be found here.  Please read this post first.  There is a flickr group for sharing right here.  Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day!  No need to finish anything or even like it.  Just play! Linky list for October is right here.  I'll post the list for November on November 1.

Where has this year gone?  Can you believe that October is almost over?!  Eeek!  November and December can be challenging months to art journal every day in with all the holiday hullabaloo.  But if you're even thinking of doing a December Daily album, why not do a December Daily art journal?  I'll be doing one!

And if you're trying to psych yourself up to start an art journal or pick your art journal back up, how about some lovely inspiration?  I don't know how many of you peek in at the Art Journal Every Day flickr group, but it is just amazing and filled with so much good stuff.  So I thought I'd share a few of the gorgeous pieces that caught my eye. 

  • I've included a link to that art journaler's flickr account. 
  • The text in italics is whatever that art journaler wrote as a description of the photo.
  • The un-italicized text is some commentary from me.

Let's get started!

By sandravandergeest:

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The cover for my CJ, themed grids.
  Made of a piece of cerealbox, aluminium tape, magic mesh and acrylic paint.  Inspired by this YouTube video from RachO113:

A reminder to use more than paper and paint in your journal!

And another one from Sandra:

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An A5-sized collage I made for a circle journal, theme Quotes.

I love what imagination mixed with some collage and some pens can do!

By janellcl:

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Tiles at the Beach House: Everywhere we looked there seemed to be tiles in Denia and Valencia. Used as simple decorative borders throughout houses or as street signs-they were all around us.

I love journals that are made up of drawings of the stuff around you!

By Marit's Paper World:

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My son found a room in the city he studies, and will leave the house next week. It obvious was on my mind this week... I transferred a photo of him onto my weekly page, but it came out blur. I then outlined the image with a black marker and coloured his clothes with Caran D'Ache crayons. It's hard to capture his expression with just one or two lines, so his face came out a bit 'weird'. To me it still looks like my son though!

Marit's bold white writing and the cool image of her son combine to make this a stunning spread!

By sandeesart:

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OUCH!!! Too long a break between journaling pages. I feel like I'm starting all over again. This disappointed me a little, but it's in my HeART journal and there she will stay. Background is metallic water colors, acrylics, Staz-on, hand painted deli paper, yada, yada,'s pretty small; 2x4 inches, maybe......

It doesn't take much to get back into the swing of things.  I'm glad Sandee did with this small piece of art and you can too!

By NolwennP:

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Butterfly cut with my Silhouette machine, used as a stencil with spray ink.

Art journal pages don't have to complicated and layered.  I love Nolwenn's simple and elegant take.

By Betheroo1952:

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What fun to have some holiday themed pages in your journal!

By Nathalie Nayer:

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I love the textured red and the red/grey combo.

By elvie studio:

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another page in my pottery barn "wish list" journal

When you're drawing in your journal why not draw from a catalog?  Or any photo?

By marciadotcom:

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Ooodles of delicious doodles with some bright colors!  Yum!  There's so much to love about this page!

By maricella2010:

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Of course I love and adore all the layers of stenciling on this page!  Not to mention the colors!

There are so many different people doing so many different things in the flickr pool. Take a stroll through and get inspired. You can do this art journaling thing, whatever your style may be!

Thanks for stopping by!