Good Morning! Here are a few pages from an IG art party this weekend:
It’s the journey that’s important, not the getting there.
Today is starting #100dayproject, where we choose one creative project and stick with it for 100 days. I’ve joined it for many years and it’s great to see all the work done at the end of the project. This year I’ll make an art card per day.
Journaling is helping me to stay grounded during this time of lockdown. I’ve been up and down with my feelings, but in a way or another when I sit at my desk and start to write it’s like the world is back to its usual flow.
I haven’t done much art journaling recently, but here are the pages I did a few weeks ago.
The new season is coming and it’s time for changes. Starting by changing the clocks today, this means more day light, more outdoors activities, but the self-changes are the most important: our body, our mood, expectations …
With the Spring knocking on the door, it’s time to get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and make space for new things. I’m not talking about material stuff, but thoughts, regrets and old ideas. I try to live a minimalist life style, so I don’t have many things to get rid off. I don’t like cluttering, when I buy something new, the old one has to go out. What I need is to apply the same style to my mind, generally I keep everything in there, and I’m tired of the mind-cluttering.
I need to make more space for the things that make me happy and give me pleasure. More writing, gardening, cooking delicious and healthy food, in summary I need to nest the good thoughts and get rid of the bad ones.
Noticing how much I like to rip pages of magazines, it’s calming! I made these 4 pages during the weekend using the prompts from @createwithmethursdays, an Instagram challenge on Thursdays. I had a busy Thursday and didn’t have time to join the challenge, so I saved the prompts (Green, Love, Hope, and Faith) for the weekend.
i joined an art party last evening on IG. it was lots of fun to get together with people around the world and create few pages. if you wish, you can check it using #septglueparty18. I used my tiny red moleskine for my pages. i really enjoy tiny art!
first prompt: which color describes you? – the first color to come to my mind is yellow. my older son was close by and i asked him the question, he said yellow!!! wow, this made me happy 🙂
second prompt: texture – i mixed up some pieces of paper and added this gorgeous lips, i love messy art!
third prompt: circles & lines – no much work here, only pieces and bits from leftover pages.
fourth prompt: a quote from jack kerouac “life must be rich and full of loving, it’s no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone.” of course, if you know me, you know that self-love is on the top of my priority list.
hope you enjoyed to have a look at my pages. have a great week!
It is a lovely evening here in my part of the world. I can see the trees, they have a luscious green, and listen to the birds while I write this post. It has rained for the major part of the day, the plants needed it, we had few days of heat and dryness this weak. I like to listen to the sound of the rain, it’s calming, and the smell of the earth after the rain is refreshing.
I shared with you my journaling practice last week, you can find it here. This week I want to share with you few pages of my art journaling practice. Sometimes it is easy to express ourselves through images and only a few words, or no words at all.
I joined an art party on Instagram during the weekend, #jangluebookparty18.
This month the party was hosted by @the.butterfly.artist and @the_intrepid_goddess.
They provided 4 prompts and we made art pages with them, basically collage, since the party lasts 2 hours. It’s such fun, we have one party in the first Saturday of every month. I hosted one last year, and I’ll host another one in April. We have people from all over the world and prizes too. If you are interested in join them please let me know and I’ll send a message with the details close by. Here are my pages.
I’m still working my way through art journaling. I don’t need much to express my feelings on journal pages; only few magazines pages, a glue, pen and markers or crayons.
I love to work on small notebooks, tiny ones like this pocket moleskine. Few minutes in my studio and a new page is born. I’ve been journaling for many years but I only discovered the pleasures of art journal few years ago. There are so many techniques and media to choose from, but I like it simple.
And you? How do you express your feelings through art?