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Art Journal Every Day: February into March 2016

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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived 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, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek.  Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here.

Today I'm sharing some daily pages from the end of February and the beginning of March.  I've been doing (almost) daily pages for several years now.  I've tried out lots of different books, heaps of different techniques and ideas, and filled many multiple journals. And you know what?  I never get tired of it.  In fact, I look forward to being able to art journal every single day.  Some days I'm sad when I realize that I already journaled for the day.  But I suppose that's why I have other journals -- non-daily ones.  Other places to play and experiment and expend some energy!  Take a peek at what I've been up to:

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

This face is an old one that I reworked.  It was done probably five or more years ago on a file folder.  That file folder was incorporated into this junque journal and so I fixed up the face a bit when I stumbled upon it in the journal.

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The text was partially covered up in the "fixing up" process.

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I added this confetti-style background with markers.

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I added the flower for a little something extra.  The neon pens really make it pop off the page.

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The text is a set of stamps I carved for Carve December.  I simply colored them in and added a bunch of date stamping.

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

I like to include little bits and pieces from my life in my art journal.  This "I voted" sticker seemed to fit perfectly.

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

This page has two interactive elements -- a hanging heart....

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...and a flap.

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

I've been putting more and more interactive bits and pieces in my journals these days.  I really like them.

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