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Art Journaling Ideas + Equations

"Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Albert Einstein

Like Dorothy arriving in Munchkinland, art journal pages come to life as you build them. One of the fun things about art journaling is that you can build a page in any order... and combine lots of different media. Like paint-images-words, words-images-color... and you can layer... images-gesso-texture-paint-words-images-color-words.

No magic formulas, templates, instruction manuals, food scales, guidelines, equations, spells, roman numerals, restraints or ancient teachings required.

This 9x12" art journal collage on watercolor paper is from late 2007; one of my first art journal pages! It's chaotic, but it was developed by layers upon layers of leftover scrapbook cardstock.

I just finished reading Sabrina Ward Harrison's book Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself... such fun to page through, from the perspective of an art journalist. I love the way Sabrina mixes thoughts, lists, paint, mini-photos & sketches so freely in her pages. The book is a collection of her art journal pages, filled with the thoughts of a young woman.

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Reader Comments (6)

Tammy, I love the Color and Energy of this page!! I really must try to give this collage type page a GO!!

10.19.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEden

Eden, Thanks! It's fun to work with scraps of cardstock to build a page. Enjoy! ~ Tammy

10.19.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

This is a great page!!! I love it!!

10.19.2009 | Unregistered Commenterapple

I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts, they are so inspiring!

And like you, I also love Sabrina's work, it's beautiful!

10.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Hi Tammy!
Adore your work... Love your blog.. Very inspiring! Following you on twitter too! Puddleduck

Apple, Vanessa & Sandi, Thank you for your positive feedback!!! Pop back soon! ~ Tammy

11.3.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

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