Hello, Everyone! Today I'm revealing my A to Z theme: An Art Journal Page a Day. For anyone unfamiliar with the challenge, the idea is to blog every day during the month of April except for Sundays, and to base each post on a letter of the alphabet.
This year I'll be creating a small art journal for the month along with tips so you can try something similar yourself. I can't promise it will be a fantastically beautiful journal (see Help, I Hate My Art Journal!), but it will be fun, and it will be a good discipline to collage and journal on a near-daily basis.
To get us all in the art journaling mood, I thought I'd share some pages from past journals.
|I used an actual piece of papyrus on this page. I'm not sure why I associated |
Paris with Egypt, but it might have had something to do with the Louvre.
Whatever, to me art journaling is about emotion, not precision.
|This particular collage was in memory of my grandmother. The|
picture of the little girl isn't of her, but reminds me of her all the same.
|I put these maps together for a short story I was writing at the time. |
My favorite technique was coloring in the black-and-white photocopy of rocks
and sea with colored pencil.
|I created this spread after reading a novel set in Africa.|
|I made this page after I finished writing my novel, Overtaken. |
The bracelet had been one of my initial writing prompts
that fueled much of the story.
|After Overtaken was published, I wanted to do something with the |
old manuscript pages. So I did this.
|Using old, failed, watercolors in a new way.|
So start collecting your junk mail, magazines, ribbons and bows and get ready to journal. See you on April 1, and don't forget your glue sticks!