jeudi 19 octobre 2017

V's Daily Diary September

I'm back into the land of connectivity! Yay! Lots happening here: new kitten, visitors, some very negative vibes. Be warned there is some profanity here, but sometimes that's what you need.

Here are my pages for September:

samedi 14 octobre 2017


Hello alla nd welcome to week two of the Season of Connections. This week kicked my butt so I didn't have as much time in my art journal as I thought. I did manage one spread in my Connections journal:

I went with a quick rendition of a continuous line self-portrait and some writing.

"Tempus fugit" means "time flies" and "Memento mori" means "remember that you are mortal". I put these in my art journal as a reminder that things are constantly changing.

 Good or bad, they never stay the same.

The roses are there to remind me to "smell the roses" and take the time to look up and see what is happening.

I also managed a mixed media self portrait in what is turning out to be my Fire Burning Bright journal. This is still a work in progress, but I have an idea of where it's going.

Stickers are by Elly and the Mucha is from an old notebook cover. Khaleesi approves!


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mercredi 11 octobre 2017

Painting Galaxies || a Get Messy class

Last month, Get Messy launched Katie's wonderful class, Painting Galaxies. I learned so much from doing the lessons! First off, there are many differences between watercolour galaxies and acrylic ones. That was my biggest takeaway.

I also love trying new things like making ink galaxies and cutting letters out of amazing galaxy images.

Making moons and geometic galaxies was an original and inspiring idea. I love Katie's no nonsense, clear approach to her art journaling. You will learn a lot from this class. Here's a flip through of the galaxy journal that I made:


You can find the class in the Get Messy shop here.

lundi 9 octobre 2017

Collab journal with Cait Sherwood

Every Monday for the Season of Connections I am sharing some of the collaborative journals I made this year. Today, I am sharing a personal favorite, my collab with Cait Sherwood. 

Last year, Cait and I were featured on an episode of How She Creates about bringing depth to your work. We have two very different processes when it comes to art journaling but our approach to the practice of it is similar.

I feel like this art journal is a great mix of both of us. I definitely stretched myself here, especially with there being no journaling.

Words are usually the final step in my art journal spreads. But this journal was started in the spring, during the Season of Contrast when I felt I didn't need so many words anymore.

So I just went with what felt right and I believe Cait did that too.

The journal feels finished to me...except for the pags below....I feel like I may add to them.

We'll see. It sometimes feels good to step away from my usual style.

Still really digging the accordion journals and how the way you fold them makes different types of spreads.

The continuity/disruption appeals to me.

 Thank you for embarking on this with me Cait!

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