24 Sources for Doodle, Design & Pattern Inspiration

24 Sources for Doodle, Design & Pattern Inspiration

"Some days I write an epic poem, and other days I only write two sentences. I am the policy maker for my journal, and the policy is, “Write what feels right.” Keep this in mind if you’d consider trying a journal again. It’s worth it! We need to check in with ourselves and seeing our thoughts come alive on paper is a meaningful and profound way to do it."
Samara O'Shea

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Tutorial: Painting Abstract Faces

Tutorial: Painting Abstract Faces

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. 

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12+ Ways to Get Words on Art Journal Pages

12+ Ways to Get Words on Art Journal Pages

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!

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Groovy Grunge Workshop Peek #2 {and a sale!!!}

Groovy Grunge Workshop Peek #2 {and a sale!!!}

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!!!!

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Wonder31 #18: Circles

Wonder31 #18: Circles

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. 

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