One day, I'll create a simple art journal page. But that day is not today. Creating chaos on the page is a surprisingly effective way to focus my mind and de-stress. Working here as per usual in an altered hardback book where I am busy mastering the skill of transforming order into disarray. Simple rainbows turned into super-saturated grungy rainbows.Read More
If you carried a real camera
and actively searched for things to photograph?
If you discovered a tube of gouache
and painted a rainbow?
One of the things I love to do is CREATE my own kooky, unique painted papers to use in my collage work and on my journal pages. So here's a playful tutorial for making graffiti style painted papers and YES, you can use all of the colors of the rainbow!
Let's get ink on our fingers.Read More
"Maps and memories are bound together, a little as songs and love affairs are. The artifact envelops the emotion, and then the emotion stores away in the artifact."
I've been going back through an unbelievable number of old blog posts as well as photographs of art journal pages, doodles, sketches, paintings.... and was happy to rediscover this doodle-sketch from 2012.Read More
Drawing the alphabet with a dip pen and ink is such a calming experience for me; it allows me to empty my mind and focus only on the mesmerizing flow of ink, the meditative dip of the pen in the inkwell...Read More