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Art Journal Every Day: Some September Dailies

ArtJournalEveryDayLogo-150If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived here.  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'm sharing some more of my daily pages with you today.  The journal I'm working in is one that I made from already painted papers.  It has been really interesting to work in a journal with not-blank pages.  I've had to re-adjust my thinking.  On the other hand. I think my pages look richer and more interesting.  Lots of pros and cons.

On the lower right (the star, etc.) is a loose page I made about a year ago and simply glued into my journal.

I painted the little journal shape on a brown paper bag and then cut it out and glued it into my journal.

The little tags are samples and experiments.  I love that they now have a home in my journal!  (The script writing is my Cursive Alphabet stencil.)

I made a large foam stamp that seamlessly repeats.  Once I had stamped it, I decided that the spread was done.  No journaling, no nothing.  Just pattern.

I wanted to create a really simple face and not worry about making it look good.  This kind of Buddha-esque figure emerged.

It's a bit heavy handed, but I really like the head and heart connection.  

This journal spread just has a single entry.  Some days I have a lot to say.  I like to work out my thoughts in my journal.

I really like the way the pattern behind her head turned out.

This is another spread without any journaling.  I cut a whole bunch of tickets (using this die) from tags I had previously decorated.

I like how using the same shape seems to unite all these disparate pieces!

I didn't want to cover up the pretty piece of paper, so I just used a few tickets along the edge.

Sometimes my art journal is just about making something pretty and playing with shapes and colors and textures.

Hope you got something done in your art journal this week!  Here's the linky list:

Thanks for stopping by!


PS: I'm looking for some new guest posters!  If you're a regular linky list sign-er upper to Art Journal Every Day, and you'd like to do a guest post, let me know!