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    Friday
    Dec182009

    Art Journal: Fiction

    ""People from a planet without flowers
    would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
    to have such things about us."
    ~ Iris Murdoch

    8x10" art journal collage

    There are no rules to art journaling. You get to play using color, words and images. Art journal on cold-pressed watercolor paper or a box of Chex. Artist quality paints or cheap acrylics. Graffiti grunge or elegant typography. Just have fun, explore, create, get messy. This was a fun page to put together; it has a little bit of everything!

    I'm always looking for spare moments to make progress on something creative, like drawing mandalas or embroidering. The first layer of this art journal collage was written while my daughters were in swimming lessons. I wrote pretend bits of short fiction in the form of slow journaling. Little mini-stories of detectives searching for clues, a lavish purse, and personal trainers pushing vitamins. Writing each letter slowly, constrained by the wavy lines, allowed time to have fun with the words.

    Later (as in months), I added bits from an old children's math text (discovered in my dad's attic), quotes, paint chips, maps, psychedelic batik cardstock, cotton fabric stamped with a handmade FIMO stamp, fluid acrylic paint, even a 35mm slide case.

    Have you tried the Kick-Start Art Journal Prompts?

    This post was also published at Studio Mothers in April 2010.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    Great, great page! Love the post on slow journaling too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    I don't know if I have ever commented here, but I so love visiting. I always go away inspired to create! Thanks for all the work you put into it:)

    08.25.2009 | Unregistered Commentertrish

    I love the layered look of your page. I have to try that. Thanks all this daily good inspiration, Tammy.

    08.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterShell

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