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Art Journal Every Day: Dailies on the Road


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.  If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post.  Thanks!

I head back to NYC this morning and I'm looking forward to having all my "stuff" to play with again.  That said, it has been good fun to be forced to work with whatever was available to me.  And so today I thought I'd share the pages I've been working on while I've been away for the past two weeks. 

I think I shared this page earlier, when it wasn't quite finished.

You can see that I wrote my packing list right into my journal.  I like having these little records of daily life.

This page incorporates two images I cut out of the newspaper.

The guy screaming and the "Disturb" sign are both from The New York Times.  I collaged them onto the page and added some coloring on top of the man.  I've used newspaper images in my journal before and they seem to hold up fine as long as you put a coat of gel medium under and over the clipping.

This page is still in-progress.

I need to finish the quote I started along the bottom of the page and finish up the right side.  Plus I want to fix where her hair runs into the stamping.  I actually started this page many moons ago in a class I taught in February.  The face was a demo for the students, as was the color wheel.  I decided not to gesso over these examples, but embrace them and make them the focal points.

This page has only two entries.

Some days I find that I just need to write and write and write.  Writing in my journal is better than therapy.  It helps me to find clarity in the jumble of my mind.

Finally, this page is just getting started.

I have a lot of trouble drawing profiles, so while I had some down time on the set of Scrapbook Soup, I worked on this one.  It's done with Necolor II watersoluble crayons and I'm very pleased with how it turned out!  Don't forget that your art journal is a great place to experiment!

You probably also noticed that although this is my "daily" journal, I do often end up skipping a day (or two).  No big deal.  The important thing is to make your art journal a low stress project.  Pick it up when you can, spend just a few minutes, and then  move on.  I know that these pages look dense and complicated, but trust me when I say, you can do so much in just ten minutes a day! 

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Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Cocoa Daisy is having an online crop this weekend.  Here's the schedule:

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