Time for a L O O K B A C K at my art journals

Art journaling is not simply the flat image - it’s multi-faceted. Tangible, touchable, textural. Each form of art has different attributes, characteristics, maybe even personalities? When you see art online, you see it, but you can’t really always SEE it. You cannot pick it up, feel the texture, the weight, and there is no frame of reference for the size of the art. Quick video of one of the journals down at the end of the post. Enjoy!!!

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Perfectly Imperfect Cityscape Collage Tutorial

This mixed media collage technique is easy peasy with lots of potential outcomes. The key is choosing horizontal collage elements that echo or give the illusion of the layers of a horizon or landscape. A faux cityscape. This is the opposite of a perfect collage, by the way ~ just play with papers ~ and see what happens. You’ve got a zillion bits of paper and magazines in your stash, right? Time to use them! To get started, go on a treasure hunt for w-i-d-e imagery in horizontal format.

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31 Inktober Drawings & Thoughts on Creative Challenges

Thirty-one days of drawing in ink, painting in vivid colors, exploring imaginary structures…. it’s been interesting to watch how an idea sparks the next. How on earth does one categorize this type of drawing? Is it perhaps an abstract illustration? What comes to my mind when I’m making them — some sort of imaginary structures, like landscapes, caves, houses, retreats.

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Painting Doodle Stripes

Relaxing arrays of ultra simple patterns, first drawn in pencil, then colored with gouache. This would work just as well in watercolor. Another video filmed while developing the new Tiny Adventure workshop. My mantra lately is to go back to basics, back to simple forms and shapes and the meditative quality of painting repeating patterns.

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