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Art Journal Every Day: The End of a Journal

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Another art journal has come to an end.  I've said it before and I'll say it again: When I get to the end of an art journal, I start to get impatient.  I want to move on and start the next journal.  My last few pages always seem to reflect that anxiety.  They tend to be either large drawings, glue pages (lots of stuff glued to a page), or background that simply don't get covered.  This journal is no exception.  Take a peek for yourself:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

This is often what my pages look like before I go in and add journaling.  But when I got to this page I just decided to leave it as is.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

This next page has the same "background-y" feel:

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It's a little bit denser than the last page and feels like it might stand alone.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

This last page is quite literally the last page in the journal.  I glued two old projects onto it.  The first is a drawing done on a book page and the second is an ancient 6x6 scrapbook page that never made it into an album.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

I tend to stash a lot of old projects in my art journal.  It gives them a place to live instead of simply floating around my studio.

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