Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Art Journal #5-ish

I have at least 4 art journals I can think of off the top of my head, each one in various stages of use (mostly with only a few pages started). Then I made this one. I started by following along with this project: http://www.souljournaling.com/prompts.php I didn't follow it to the letter, and I skipped over a few days, and then I stopped following it altogether and just did what I felt like doing. The website was a great jumping off point for me and I learned a lot of fun and interesting techniques. One of these days I will go back and follow it to the end, but for now this is what I've done...

The cover:

I had to use a clip for the photo, because the journal is so stuffed with layers of paint, paper, fabric, and other randomosities that it will not stay neatly closed.


And here are some of my favorite pages. I am quite fond of painting/crafting over words. It is hard to see, but there are a few pages where I journal about my day/feelings/dreams/etc as a background. I have also taken pages from other books, written over them, and glued them into the journal for an added text filled background. It might seem a little counter productive to paint over something you've written, but it is very therapeutic to have the freedom to write whatever you want, knowing that no one will ever be able to read it. Now enough rambling and on to the pages:

None of the pages are ever "finished" but here are a few that are just getting started:

And some closeups of my favorite elements: