Monday, March 26, 2012

No end to the "free form" journaling

I am still not afraid to do whatever
I want when it comes to creating journal pages.
It seems to be the one area of my life that I can
excel at whether it's good, bad or... ugly.
It still feels good!
A journal page may never be done. Sometimes
it is done for ... now but now takes me to another
day when I see that the page might need something else.
For now, this page above is done.
I was inspired to do this face after taking a Katie
Kendrick class here a few years ago. She showed me
how to draw/paint on phone book pages, so that's
how this started. Even though it's hanging up
I could make this a journal page... sometime, or not.
A transfer gone bad in my journal will become something
else at another time. I really liked that photo
of the madonna or something like that, and just added
too much water to it. Darn... but like I said. I will
become something else later.

This one started with a face from a magazine page
and then I transformed into this. You can bet
that the magazine page did not look like this
when I started. A little sanding, a little gesso,
a little paint; a whole lot of paint
and that big dose of imagination!

This journal page started with a blue background
done with acrylic paint by Golden. After it dried
I added Titan Buff in the center area, and when it
was wet, I etched into it with the eraser on the end
of a pencil... one day at a time.
The blue shows through.
That wasn't enough for me so I had to continue
with the black lines around the border and then
added my "words of inspiration and affirmation" in
the little spaces.
Who says words have to be in a sentence anyway?


  1. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Love your pages! Yeah, my journal is not a place I think of as good or bad. It just is what it is. Wish other things could be more like that!

  2. Hi! I just came across your blog and I love that you love art journaling. I have just launched a site that is just for Artists who Journal. It is meant to be a Gallery of Inspiration with a link to the artist blog and other information. If you are interested in sharing your journal work or pages, I only ask that you put a link to it on your blog to help spread and share the Inspiration. You can also grag the "I was featured" badge as well.
    You can find both at my blog:
    Send me an email if you would like to be added and the link to your journal or pages you would like to share with your blog address and or etsy shop.

    Color Everyday
    and Stay Inspired!

  3. Opps apparently I rely on spell checker too much!
    LOL, I meant "Grab" the badge on my site.

    My email is also: