If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog most Fridays. The archives go back to the first Art Journal Every Day post in 2010.
I'm editing my art journal photos so slowly that I'm going to be more than a year behind soon. (Does that matter? I don't think so.) Here are some pages from September/October 2019:
It was a tag that I used to practice my gelatin prints with Pan Pastels. I don't throw anything away. I simply stash it away for later use. And it works perfectly as a handle on this shorter page edge.
I'm not always a fan of cold press watercolor paper, because of the bumpy texture. But I think it brings more interest to this face:
I used another gelatin print/Pan Pastel tag on the next page as well:
This is my "Fantastical" stencil, btw. I love those big fan shapes!
The face on this page is a monoprint on deli paper, which I collaged into my art journal.
This next spread features a page I hand cut. Yes, I love to take a craft knife to my art journal. I find it relaxing.
This is the backside of that lace page:
I love that my art journal is a reflection, not only of my artistic state of mind, but also the little bits and pieces from my life. After all, I am a memory keeper at heart.
Hope you find some time to do some art journaling this week! Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. The member livestream is tomorrow at 11am EST and it's going to be a really good one!