Old art journal pages
April 29, 2011 § 3 Comments
I have a had a pretty great day without creating any artwork. I did want to post something though, the blog was lacking in wonderful colors. I just got done talking to a really great friend who said she was inspired by my work. Making artwork is something that comes easy to me, so if it’s inspirational to just one person then I am all about it. The pictures above are all art journal pages from years ago. The first one of the fairies, is actually from 2005! It was one of the very first pages I completed in art college before I decided that college wasn’t for me. I used to use a lot of color and almost always overworked everything. I have always been into the whole collage, textures, mixed media, and text thing though, so it’s no surprise that you see those things bleeding to the edges of every page.I don’t keep an “art journal” anymore but I am thinking about starting one! A sketchbook is always necessary though, so anything goes inside of it. The pages I do nowadays are very limited in color, but use lots of elements to show a dynamic composition. I like to use thread, something I have been pretty into lately. I also glue a lot strange textured papers and fabrics to my pages. It makes things hell of a lot more interesting to look at.
I finished packing and moving today! YAY! So glad I can relax and not think about where miscellaneous things go and whether I marked all the boxes the correct way. I am also glad it’s the weekend. I think I will go out tomorrow and take some pictures of all the crazy tourists on the boardwalk.