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Chartreuse: An Adventure in Digital Art Journaling

“Reading a book, and taking the time to ruminate and make inferences and engage the imaginational processing, is more cognitively enriching, without a doubt, than the short little bits that you might get if you're into the 30-second digital mode.”
Ken Pugh

9x12" digital art journal page created to contribute the color chartreuse to the building a rainbow project

In December Jazmin did a digital aj page and it sparked ideas about using my art in digital pages. So I popped open photoshop and looked around for a chartreuse background I painted a few years ago.

I started adding all sorts of things, using brushes, stamping. Other than the brushes (aka stamps), all of these things are "real" tangible art and office supplies that I'd photographed along the way. The library card, found in my dad's attic. The heavy brown envelope, from an antique sewing machine instructions found in my dad's basement at the bottom of an old file cabinet. The photograph of my daughter holding her birthday balloons, taken in October. The pinkish red bit, a postcard I made for Hanna's swap.

There are about 8 photoshop layers. Used lots of brushes to create various effects. A great learning experience - taking what I've learned in photoshop creating other things and applying to an art journal page.

So while it's nothing like art journaling with messy paints and papers and glue, it's a different and unique form of creativity, and I'm good with that.

Have you tried creating any digital art?