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Art Journal Every Day: Another One Bites the Dust

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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.

The last few pages in this journal are all art and no words.  That often happens at the end of a journal for me.  I think there are two reasons:

  1. I usually create the art on my pages days, and sometimes weeks, before I get to the daily journaling. So by the time I reach those pages, they're already full of art.  (If you'd like to learn more about my process, you can check out my class "30 Days in Your Junque Journal" or Maker & Super Learner Members can watch this month's Studio Vlog, which is all about the process.)
  2. I get anxious to be done as the journal pages dwindle.  I just want to move on to the next fresh journal, so I tend to say "good enough" and keep flipping the pages.

So, without any further ado, here is the end of an art journal! This first page features a cute piece of wrapping paper. I collaged it into my art journal and then "finished it" using colored pencils.  I probably should have used paint for a more seamless finished result, but I had a lot of fun doing it.

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I learn a lot about drawing by doing this kind of "finishing" of other people's work.

This next page is a "glue page."  It's a page where I simply glue in bits and bobs of art experiments or failures that are sitting around my art studio.  Almost every art journal I've finished contains at least one glue page:

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A glue page is a great way to showcase little pieces that you love.

I love this next page.  There's something about the colorful flowers against the background of book pages that I really like. At first, I wasn't sure about the choice to mix the colors of the book pages, but now I'm so glad that I did it!

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The flowers are deli paper and the leaves are book pages.

And finally, here are the end papers in my art journal:

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can squeeze in some art journaling this weekend!

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