How do you grow as an artist? Honestly you just keep doing the work. The work that resonates with you. You can work in more than one medium, or several at once, and still move forward. You will surprise yourself! What we fail to remember is that techniques are invented, discovered, re-invented, and re-imagined each day all over the world. By people who went to art school and those who did not. You never know what you will discover.Read More
Each hardback book that I select to alter has something that pulls me in and that's my starting point. It might be the shape of the book, the feel of the paper, the images, the fonts or all of the above. As I work in a book, it is transformed into a journal. A container. Not a container that holds separate, discrete things | pages, but a project.Read More
The ingredients are heavy body acrylics, found papers, gelatin prints, japanese washi tape, magazine clippings, paper ephemera [like that yellowed automobile manual] . The base here [which is called “the substrate”] is a hardback book where I’ve strengthened the pages in order to do mixed media work.Read More
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!!!Read More
new readers often seek information about creativity and art journaling -— MANY years ago, I created Art Journaling 101 as a starting point for readers to find key resources from the archives of Daisy Yellow. I update the post about 2x per year and this was the week for AJ101, switching out photographs, adding links to popular posts, plus updated most of the post with my Go-To Art Journaling Materials.Read More
I grabbed a random box of loose art journal pages from 2009.
To give you a frame of reference, about 2 years > I started doing art.
Welcome to Art Journal Tangents, a series of video techniques, tutorials & creative prompts to kick-start your art journal pages! However you want to define art journaling, it's definitely an art form that is loose & unstructured. The goal is to work|play in your journal rather than to focus on the perfect end result.Read More
What is the trick, the secret? How do you know when a page is finished? When should you leave a background alone? When should you take a break and give it some time to ponder? When should you approach it from a fresh direction? When should you add, subtract, multiply... or simplify?Read More
I've been working on art inspired by rock music and discovered [again] that creating to a song can be a deep and intuitive experience, even more than working from a prompt or quotation. 🛵 Music has been integral to my life, very much part of me since my high school years. I feel like with a song, there’s more data + sensory input. I can use the entire span of the song as the prompt, the mood, the lyrics, plus my experience and interaction with it over the years.Read More
it doesn't matter
where i start