I wanted to try some paints I'd heard about that would be good to use with the gelli plate, because they were a bit slower to dry than regular acrylic paints. But before I started playing with my Gelli Plate with them, I tried them out in my very small moleskine journal. The new paints I ordered are Golden High Flow Acrylics . . .Read More
After a couple of weeks of not working in my journal, I got started with a page of leaf prints I made on deli paper last week. I really wanted to add some of these prints to my small moleskine journal, sized 3.5" x 5.5". It is really quite small . . . .Read More
More happy pages from my moleskine journal . . . the small size: 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" makes it so easy!! The new pages start with something wonderful, a collaborative effort with a special friend. His name is Sam Wade Sears, or "Red" as we call him; a real renaissance man. He has had so many experiences and amazing stories to tell! He helped build the Grand Coolie Dam as a 17 year old youth and was a merchant seaman during World War II, in both the Pacific and Atlantic. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King! - Red is a friend of Lucas Boatworks (where Steve does all his projects) . . .Read More
❤ I brought my small moleskine journal with me when I traveled to Massachusetts just because I thought I might have down time. I did! The first three photos below were taken on the plane . . .Read More
I've been showing up to work/play in my art journal(s) more often lately, which has been so good for me. About 2 months ago I found that a more structured journal prompt was just not inspiring me as it once did and I was struggling. Feeling bad. When I gave myself permission to give up those prompts and work on my own, I instead felt myself sail forward . . .Read More
My friend Julie Welsh (aka Jewels) saw a video of my art journal spread recently and told me she loved it. She remarked she had "lost steam" with art journaling, but hoped to do a page again soon. Having been through that myself, I quickly replied and said, "When you feel like doing something creative again, grab your journal . . .Read More
After finishing my Vintage Lace ATCs yesterday, I was drawn to work in my small moleskin journal that I began doing gluebook work in after taking Mary Green's on-line course, Your Vintage GlueBook. I did not really have any ideas on what to do, I just wanted to work/create. I think in the back of my mind I knew that I really needed/wanted to work in the larger moleskin journal for the Sketchbook 2011 Project, but was not quite ready to dive in and start the project yet. It is the starting of making art that I always procrastinate about! Once I start, I would say creating comes fairly easily. One thing will suggest another and before you know it, I'm done.
I began by rummaging through a large flat cardboard box where I had gathered and saved a lot of vintage materials when I was taking Mary's class. The background paper of bugs that you see above comes from a download of Illustration Pages- from an Antique French Dictionary, that I found at Mary's Green Paper Packages e-shop. That page was in the box as well as a page of mushrooms from the same download. There is something about these illustrations that I just love, so I decided to cover my blank spread of pages (2 1/2" x 3 1/2" each side) with these illustrated designs. I had previously used different pages from the same book in an earlier gluebook spread I did in class called Live in the Sunshine -see it here. These colorful papers got me started, and here is what happened . . . .