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 took a few of the stencils that I designed and cut in my new online class, ScanNCut: Design & Cut Amazing Stencils, for a test drive in my art journal.
Several years ago, I took a painting class from a teacher who insisted that I keep putting clean white edges around my work-in-progress in order to "see it." I understand the value of that, but I also feel like I've been working in this visual mess for a very long time and I've developed the ability to tunnel vision in on what I'm working on. And yet, it is amazing how different this art journal spread feels in the first photo in this blog post (on a white background) and then in this photo (on my messy desk). What do you think? Which photo do you prefer?
Also, if you're interested in designing and cutting your own stencils using your ScanNCut, check out my online class. The classroom is open and ready for you!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Two seats left in tonight's art journaling class via Zoom!