Art Journal Every Day: May 2020 into June 2020
April 14, 2021
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.
Today I'm sharing some pages from last May and June. FYI: There is some profanity on the first page.
I've been enjoying using a lot of oil pastels in my art journal. I worried that they would smoosh all over, but so far so good.
I will always love a black page.
These hands are part paint, part marker, and a lot of colored pencil -- another medium I've been using a lot of lately.
Colored pencils go over almost everything. They're often opaque. And you can't destroy the tips with wet paint. What's not to love?
June was erratic in terms of journaling:
Above, you can see lots more colored pencil in action. And below is the tiniest little heart:
This next page is a pretty odd one for me. It's shockingly plain.
But that's what my art journal is all about: experimentation.
Finally, I'm going to be hosting a Book Club on Facebook Live the first Wednesday of every month at 12:15pm EST.
Join me for the first meeting of the Balzer Designs Book Club on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This month we will chat about Maria Shell's book, "Improv Patchwork." You don't have to be a quilter to find inspiration in quilt books.
This event is FREE and open to all. I hope to see you there!