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My art journal pages meander between pages that are packed with little details and pages that have large simple images. Some of it is my mood. Some of it is where I did the page (on the road I have more pens and markers and often more time).
This first page is a super detail packed page.
I did part of this page on the road and spent a lot of time with my Moonlight pens coloring in the little details.
Once I got home, I glued in a number of little leftover tags from Carve December.
The tag in the photo above is actually across the crack in the two-page spread. It is well adhered with a tape runner and opening and closing the journal is no problem.
As I mentioned last week, I really enjoy all of my uneven pages. They make the journal feel more fun. Even if you don't bind your own journals, you can always take a pair of scissors and snip out bits and pieces of your pages!
This is the other side of that uneven page.
This page felt like it just *had* to be a face because of the holes that were already in the paper.
This is the back side of the eyes from the other side:
This is the "illusion" side, which is not see-through but seems like it might be:
I think it's a pretty cool trick!
Sometimes when I don't have a lot of space on a page, I'll add a large block of text. In this case, the word "time" refers to the fact that the last entry on this page is March 5 and the first entry on the next page is June 17.
Yes, this feature is called Art Journal Every Day, but I'm just like you. I lose my way sometimes too. And that is 100% fine. This year has not been an art journaling year. That's okay. I don't believe in forcing myself to make art that isn't interesting or fun at the moment. Do you?
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