Sunday, December 29, 2013

Creating an Art Journal

Here is a couple of video's on how I created my own art journal.  The art journal that I have been working in I bought and is just about filled up.  I pulled pages out of it to allow for expansion, so I decided to use these extra pages to make my next art journal.  I also show you how I created the cover out of a pizza box.  It is easier than you think to make your own art journal.  And the upside is you can make it any size that you like.  I hope these videos inspire you to create your own art journal.  Let me know what you think.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flowers in Bloom

This is an acrylic on canvas painting I created several years ago.  I gave it to my daughter for Christmas the year before last and she has it hanging in her bedroom.  I love the background colors and how the pink flowers pop against the background.

Iron Gate

This is an acrylic on canvas painting I did for my son and his wife for Christmas a couple of years ago.  I used a liquid mask for the gate, painted the background and then removed the mask and painted the gate.  I like the ornate design on the gate.

Lighthouse on Rocks

This is a painting I did for my hubby.  I painted this quite a few years ago for him before we were married.  We just got married this year in May.  It is acrylic on canvas and currently hangs in our living room.  I love lighthouses and I really enjoyed painting this one. 

My Favorite Life Book 2013 Journal Pages

These are some of my favorite art journal pages from Life Book 2013.  I have really enjoyed Life Book this year and really looking forward to Lifebook 2014.  Although I have been doing art for years, I have learned a lot this past year about myself, my art and some new techniques.  I recommend Life Book to anyone who enjoys being creative or wants to start art journaling.  I am hoping some day I will be able to teach a class or two for Life Book myself.  Happy journaling.

Trip to Atlanta, GA

A journal page I created after a trip to Atlanta, GA.  I traveled there for business and saw a bunch of red tulips that were in full bloom, which inspired this journal page.  Nature inspires my art in every way.  I get more inspiration from nature that anywhere else or anything else.  What in nature have you experienced recently that has inspired you to create a journal page? 

Sea World trip

An art journal page that was inspired after a trip to Sea World with my Husband a couple of years ago.  I love to draw and paint animals and enjoyed doing this layout in my journal.  Have you done a journal page recently that was inspired by an event?  I would love to hear about it. 

Art Journal page from St. Augustine, FL trip

An art journal page that was inspired after a trip to St. Augustine, FL a couple of years ago with my now husband.  I wanted to remember my trip there and included the things I like the best about the trip.  It is a combination of painted elements and ephemera from our trip.  What trips have you taken lately that have inspired you to create a journal page?