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Pastel Chaos | Exacompta

{reposting this video from 2011}

This video is a mix of art journaling and ramblings that I forgot to post! All of those index cards are getting to me, perhaps!!! In the video, you'll see me working on a page spread in the exacompta journal and explaining my 2 cents on the art of art journaling. I think my words might be a little rough maybe because I recorded my ramblings late at night.

You can see a flip-thru of this journal filmed before I added a bunch of new art journal pages. This Exacompta journal can handle LOTS of acrylic paint without warping; I'm impressed. 

I'd love to hear what you think....

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Reader Comments (10)

This is the first video of yours I have watched and I love it. Thanks for taking the time to share. I agree with your points. It's so much more fun when I can let go and just work without rules (that I mostly impose on myself). At this point in my life my art is mostly just for me and that's why I love the art journal format.

Delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed both the vidio and the flip through. Loved the rambling, too! Thanks for sharing.

08.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

thank you so much for a beautiful video, and I love how you feel about freeing yourself and just do
what you feel like with your journaling, I do not like rules....and the music is to die for, can you share
the names of the songs and the artists??keep up your beautiful work and great blog.

08.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Gonzalez

I enjoyed your video, Tammy. I especially enjoy watching the evolution of others' art journal pages, and the "risks" people are willing to take to add an additional layer of paint, an extra bunch of scribbles, one more collage element. It's always fun to see where I would "call time," and how much I would miss out on by not taking that additional risk. I enjoyed your "rambling" thoughts, as well!

08.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

Carlene, Thank you for watching the video! I am happy that you liked it. This art journaling process is ultimately for ourselves isn't it?

Paula, I'm happy you liked the videos and even my rambling! I was a little nervous about posting this, so thank you.

Patricia, Happy you like the music - I adore it too - it's by Kevin MacLeod. I only use music that artists have put on the web for free use; find this music at

Andria, Thank you for putting into words something that I had known but not described eloquently. Since art journaling is for ourselves (although we share with others) and it's about process, there is really no risk to continuing as long as you are "into" what you are doing. My pages often have layer upon layer, because I'm just having fun. You don't have to see all of the layers but you know they are there!


08.24.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much for posting this video. I really enjoyed watching your process of art journaling and your explanations. I found it helpful and motivating. Please continue to do more. I am in such a "stuck" mode, and I think your videos just might be the thing I need to get me journaling again. Linda E.

08.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Linda, Here's a {{{hug}}} for such a sweet comment and I have so much fun doing the videos but takes me forever to edit!


08.24.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

I loved the video and your thoughts, thanks for taking the time to do this

08.24.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlee

Lee, Thank you for watching the video and I'm happy you liked it!

08.24.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Please ramble all you like - LOVE IT!!

08.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie (O-kami)

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