07 October 2010

old soul

this magazine ad print was the inspiration for this page. i love everything vintage and rustic. and again, i *really* love doodling & writing on magazine print. lol


this page sat untouched for *months*. i'm not even exaggerating. i had the color wheel glued on and the word "choices" painted in. i wasn't sure what i was going to journal about. then i got my ghostwriting job, and i didn' thave *time* to journal about anything. quitting that job became the source of my journaling for this page.
materials: photo paper (for printing out color wheel), pen, old book page, acrylic paint

summer goals

assignment: do some color blocking with acrylic paints. write out your summer goals.
i'm not all that happy with this page. i'll probably go back to it and do some more doodles/darken up some of the writing.

moving forward.

i wish i could remember exactly what i was writing about here. i probably made it vague on purpose. haha. the prompt was "moving forward." i love ripping out magazine pages and doodling/writing on them.


another therapeutic page that i did after our mimi passed away.
materials: printed papers, vintage playing card, washi tape, pen, old book pages

today i feel...

assignment:  today i feel...
this was a bad day, obviously. it was right after our mimi passed away. we were both so sad and stressed out. i found art journaling to be a very good outlet during this time. the magazine print behind it felt appropriate because of the jumble of a billion things. it's how i felt right then. like everything had come crashing down into a giant mess.
materials: page from anthropologie catalog, graph paper, printed paper, pen, washi tape


assignment: hand stitch fabric and a photo onto your page.
materials: vintage fabric, embroidery thread, needle, ledger paper, pen
this took a while, but it was fun. :)  i love the hand-stitched look.

monday, monday...

what does monday mean to you?
materials: self-adhesive felt, pen

party time!

assignment: dream up a fun party! the possibilities are endless!
materials: magazine print and pictures from the web, washi tape, pen.
my party, a la marie antoinette!

keep it locked away.

assignment: write down something you really want to say but really shouldn't. then paint over it with acrylics and make a design with triangles.
materials: acrylic paint, pen, and an attitude problem. lol

change is good

assignment: use a mix of watercolors. topic: change is good.
materials: watercolor paints, washi tape, pen
i wish i'd used different colors on this one. i wasn't (& still am not) happy with how it turned out.


what did you do today? materials: printed paper, white cardstock, pen.

thunder & lightning get you rain

materials: acrylic paint, notebook paper, old book pages, pen

mail call!

i ordered a few really neat-o things last week, and i was so excited to discover that my friendly neighborhood postman(woman?) delivered them today! :D  the first one is from gadanke.com. there are so many cute, handmade & ready-to-go journals there! here's the one i bought:

isn't it so much fun?! i can't wait to start filling it in with thoughts and doodles and bits and pieces. you should head over to gadanke and check out the other fun journals and stuff.

the second package contained some fun stuff i ordered some fun stuff from red velvet art! i got these cute little instant photo stickers (tiny scanned polaroids that have been turned to stickers! how fun!) and a pack of vintage paper scraps. i cannot get enough vintage paper scraps. <3  those lovely rva ladies included these cute little doodle cutouts as well. this is one of my favorite sites, put together and run by some of my favorite bloggers.

check back soon to see what i end up doing with this fun stuff! i'm going to be posting a few more pages from my summer "tell your story" art journal, which i haven't had time to work on in a while due to that job i had... but i'm back at it now & feeling very inspired. especially now that i have new fun things to play with!