Digital Art Journaling: Overpass

Digital Art Journaling: Overpass

This all began with an attempt to clean off the back porch of cobwebs and errant leaves; I found myself staring down at an unorganized garden hose with fascination. Remembering a photo I had taken perhaps a decade ago, of this hose. Or maybe it was another one, elsewhere. I get distracted by patterns and find myself seeing possibilities. In that quagmire I see a highway, graffiti tags, japanese characters, abstract marks, a hopelessly knotted skein of yarn, a map, perhaps an elaborate knot.

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Journal Flip: The Orange Journal

Journal Flip: The Orange Journal

I've tasked myself with filming flip-thru videos for all of the books/journals finished this past year.  Most of this journal was finished in 2015-2016 with maybe 1-2 pages this year. The Orange Journal is the 2nd flip thru on the list [the first is the Red Journal]. I wrote about my process for naming stuff in The Elusive Naming Process; my altered books are typically named after the cover color of the original book or maybe the purpose of the journal.

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27+ Ideas for Using Words in Your Journal

27+ Ideas for Using Words in Your Journal

If you want to indulge in your love of words and incorporate words in your art journal pages, {any text, legible or not} you'll need to find space for those words - make space in advance - cover up another element with those words - use collage elements that already have words - so many options. Limitless options. So let me visualize some of this for you. Take these ideas and ricochet them into your own work. 

No matter what words, letters, symbols or numbers you choose to utilize, at some point in the process of creating your page those words need to be added| painted| stitched| stapled| attached| adhered| glued| etched| drawn| lettered.

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Tilt-a-Whirl of Ideas

Tilt-a-Whirl of Ideas

"You may wonder, 'How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old?' The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the 'same old thing.' What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions will be altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status, or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river."
Steven Foster

Swoosh. Creative work floats into our lives and circles back into the stratosphere. 

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A snapshot of  the galaxy of index cards...

A snapshot of  the galaxy of index cards...

Thank you all for spreading  🌱💜 🦋 beauty, love, and kindness across ICADlandia. You guys are amazing! Using  your imaginary global digital camera, take a snapshot of  the glittery galaxy of index cards and take note of what is happening. It's summer and thus dreadfully hot here in Texas - so I have an excuse to chill out indoors and enjoy all of your cards! Here are just a few that caught my eye!

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