Art journaling is not easy to define. And by art journaling, I mean this two-word phrase that describes the stuff I do within the confines of a hardback book or watercolor journal or a little journal stitched together with my sewing machine. I'm sure that the art of "art journaling" means something different to each artist. I just like working without a plan, taking it a little bit at a time, adding color, adding paper, covering up something, tearing something else, etc. There really are no rules to art journaling. There is no "right way" to work in your journal. And there is no "wrong way" either. As long as you are having fun!Read More
The 2015 List of Possibilities
Updated November 2015
Stats: So far in 2015 I've read 19 books. My goal is 36, so I really need to push to get a decent count for the year! If you are new to Daisy Yellow, this blog post is an annual tradition. I update it once or twice each year and it serves as a status report, holds me accountable in my quest to read more! The list is not static. Books on my to-read list are added and deleted on a whim. I also don't hesitate to stop reading a boring book.
In 2014: 34 books. 2013: 37. 2012: 36. 2011: 20. 2010: 30.There are 166 books on my TO READ shelf at Goodreads plus 5 I'm currently reading. I always have a bunch of books going at once. This time last year, there were 142.Read More
In this prompt, select one (1) magazine. Flip through and find an interesting image or a title. Cut it out and use it as a reference for a sketch. A sketch? Did I just hear a collective sigh out there in daisyyellowlandia?
Here's the thing. Lines have a mind of their own. They get wonky. They drive off in 2nd gear at awkward angles. They are smudgy when they should be crisp. Also: <enter your drawing stumbling block here>.Read More
Thought you might like to see a flip-through of The Noticing Journal, an altered book art journal project that took over 2 years and holds some of my favorite pages. The journal was finished this past spring, and I photographed the pages but then got caught up in other projects. Working on a journal for a few years means that your style changes from the earlier pages to the later pages that you create. I do not work chronologically, so you can't "see" the evolution as I page through the journal in the video.
This journal was such an intensive project and it has quite a story already!Read More
I made a quick video where I wrote with two different white pens on the background of hand-painted heavy body acrylics. I wrote one quote on the top left where I had intentionally left some space in the collage. I wrote the lyrics in the inner margin where I just squeezed them in without planning ahead. As for the selection of words, I don't plan that in advance, but I look for a quote on a particular topic or part of a song that pops into my mind. So there might be some hidden symbolism, but who knows!Read More
Writing is a creative act. Whether you consider yourself a physical therapist, an aerospace engineer, a pottery teacher, an attorney, a doodle artist or a certified mamba instructor, you have the ability to write a short story, flash fiction, or a poem.Read More
I drew this one evening in June in our hotel in Paris, trying to capture the elegance, beauty and unique character of the city with the lettering. This is a 3x5" index card lettered in ink over gouache.Read More
A quick journal-flip to show you my random typographical meanderings. The first half, roughly, was done in Kuretake brush pen while on vacation this summer and on the long flight back from Paris. The rest was done in October for the Inktober challenge.Read More