A Starting Point: I've been away from my journal for some time and I'm out of practice. After some doodling around and several coats of gesso this is what I came up with.
|A Starting Point|
|The Creative Zone|
My Color Recipe: I'm at my happiest when I get to use lots of color! Here is my Color Recipe page. I started with the color strips on the side and added the other paper elements to support these colors. Black and white help break up the color and give added interest.
|My Color Recipe|
|What's on Your Table?|
Life's Good: As I drove through the neighborhood on the way to work I noticed what a beautiful day it was. On the way home from work I noticed the flowering purple tree and orchids cascading down another tree and how beautiful the day really was in the neighborhood. I thought if I had a bicycle, it would be a lovely day to ride it around the neighborhood.
Making Art With Bree: One of my favorite things in life is making art with my little grand-daughter. We spent time together the other day. She is 3.5 yrs old and loves to draw. I was teaching her how to draw houses this particular day.
|Making Art With Bree|
That's it for this week! I hope you will see that ordinary life is pretty wonderful!
September 24, 2012
|Be Inspired by color|
A cuppa coffee collage page. I love a good cuppa coffee, how about you? Keep inspired my friends! Have fun and go make art!
September 18, 2012
I like to use color in my journals, lots of color! Experimenting with color is something I do on my journal pages. Here is an example where I was playing with oil pastels and watercolor, ink and stamps. At the beginning of each month I paste in a calendar, no rhyme or reason for it, just that I like it. Oh, I just recently went back to this page and used my hot mini flat iron on it to really keep the colors from rubbing off and to brighten the colors.
My journal has all kinds of things in it, like random doodling and practice pages. This is a doodle page where I was trying out some ideas which eventually will be incorporated into the art pages. Doodling is fun!
Another page of playing with spray, creating interesting background for text and of course more doodling. This might not be what you think of as ART but to me, art is just being creative and having fun. Art can be anything you want it to be! Go have fun and Be Creative!
September 11, 2012
|Art from tape|
Experimenting with ink vs acrylics in a spray bottle. My formula is 1/1 ratio on the ink; the acrylic didn't give the look I was after.
Rocking some color and a new 1" punch this day! There was a time when I didn't like the color orange much, burnt out from the 60's look, but I have since discovered that I love orange with pink!
I hope you will be inspired to start an art journal!
September 4, 2012
WELCOME TO MY ART JOURNAL!
So happy you have dropped by for a peek into my colorful world of journal art. This is where I experiment with paints, ink, crayons, stamps, paper scraps and just about anything that I can secure onto a page. It is a recording of ideas, practice techniques and a random collection of my favorite things: colors, paint, collage, Smash and Doodling. I'll be adding more pages each week, look for them on JOURNAL TUESDAY. Please sure to check back often to see what's new!
Art supplies I carry: brushes, spray bottle, palette, toothbrush, pencil and sharpener, eraser, sketch book or watercolor paper or small travel journal. What do you carry with you? Tell me about your favorite art supplies or tools!
|Calligraphy Nib Information|
|Circle and Snowflake Punch|
|New Cutter Bee Scissors and Punch Ideas|
Oh yeah, I love me some Cutter Bee Scissors too!
Hope you have enjoyed the journal selections and will come back often to visit. Oh, and please leave some comment love! I'd love to hear from you!