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.
It feels like it has been a very long time since I've shared some daily art journal pages. And at the same time, it has definitely been a very long time since I created the pages that I'm going to show you today. All of these pages are from October 2019 -- a little more than a year ago.
When I created this spread, I loved it so much that I didn't want to put any journaling or anything else on it.
Looking at it now...I don't know why I thought it was sooooo great. But that's one of the important and wonderful things about my art journal. Not only is it a daily record of my thoughts, but it's a visual record of my growth as an artist. One year ago I thought this was brilliant. Now, I know better because I am better. Imagine where I'll be a year from now if I keep on making art every day?!
This spread features one of my all time favorite stencils, which was not a very popular stencil when it came out, but I love the grid it creates:
This is a stamp that I carved one #CarveDecember.
That's one of my favorite things about #CarveDecember. I make all kinds of stamps that I wouldn't have normally thought to create.
I created the owl on this page after watching a video by Juliette Crane.
I added some stamping on the left side of the spread:
In the abstract art bit at the center of the page, I think I was trying to work on many of the ideas from the first page I shared in this post. To me, this version is more successful. It also feels like a prototype of some of the map-esque work I've been doing lately.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS: There are just 2 seats left in my December Live Online Art Journaling Class: Let's Draw Faces. I hope to see you there!
If you can't make it to this class, there's always my work-at-your-own-pace online class on drawing a basic face.