In this tutorial, we will draw, or rather paint, a delightfully imperfect face. In the video, I'm working in a hardback book; you can start this technique on a background of dry acrylic paint if you wish. It adds interest and texture to the end result. After you paint the face you can add more color, collage elements, a list, etc.Read More
We create these deliciously decadent, chaotic, busy, layered pages with paper and paint and all of the goodies and we want to bring it all together with a snappy quote from Ray Bradbury, maybe some David Bowie lyrics or free form poetry!
How on earth do artists get words and thoughts onto the most challenging surfaces and art journal pages? This is a question echoed by art journalists around the globe!Read More
I challenge you to break some of the
confining rules that you have accepted as truth...
rules you've imposed upon your art journals.
Releasing these rules
will benefit your heart, your self,
your art & your creative practice.
Hello kiddos! A long time ago I promised a flip-thru of the altered books I have finished in the past year and so FINALLY here's the Red Journal! The secret to this week's productivity is the fact that I am trying to do our taxes!Read More
OK my friends. If you have been waiting, thinking, considering, contemplating, wondering what on earth a Daisy Yellow workshop would be like, if you have been curious about what art journaling is all about, wanting to spread your painterly wings, get into your journal and make sense of the chaos of life, this is your chance.
Yippee. Lucky you! I've extended access through the end of 2019, a full extra year!!!!Read More
Opted to take this concept of circles to the dizzying outer limits of what may be the most obvious and literal interpretation on earth! No circular logic here, just circles in every shape and form. Lollipops, mirrors, postal cancellation stamps, optical illusions, berries, polka dots, beads, painted circles, stamped circles, curves, bubble wrap stamps, gelatin prints, lace, etc.Read More
As we all know, zebras have patterns of irregular b&w stripes. I did not technically look at a photograph of a zebra so that might explain the blue zebra stripes on hot pink? Apparently the zebras in my imaginary world live amidst pink flamingos.Read More
Pages can flow in all sorts of different directions. You can work with what you originally paint on your paper, you can use the first paint marks to inform or suggest something new and then morph or transform it... and of course you can cover your first layer of words or acrylic paint and pretend it never existed.Read More
“Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star. It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”
So I have decided that I am going to do all of the Wonder31s even if it takes a few months! I'm finding it infinitely challenging [in a good way] to have a prompt for my mind to ponder. You know all about procrastination, right? Hence the delay in creating what may seem to be a fairly simple response to this prompt in the form of a cuddly little 3x5" index card. And yes, it's curved because it's warped and I didn't have a chance to press it flat under some heavy duty Harry Potter books.Read More