With life shifting around me, i have felt the pull, the need to journal more. i have also noticed that with each class i take at the Art Student League, that my style evolves. i am completely ok with those subtle or sometimes dramatic changes in creativity. Exploring your style and the types of art you want to create all make up who you are. Nothing in art should be limiting.
i love this page i created for OLW's word up this month, Adventure. This page started with me exploring writing with a caligraphy pen with some india ink that i blended with GAC-100 to make it more permanent. i know india ink is permanent but when you wipe paint over it, it still has a tendency to bleed a bit. i have been exploring & playing around with being looser with my creations and leaving the white i crave.
i do create daily but have felt the need for more day to day journaling, including dating each time. i have been exploring what that will look like but still wanting it to look like me. i started by exploring a two page spread like the one above. i began by adding random images around the page trusting it would all come together some way. i actually was adding more to page 2 than to page 1, working my journaling in a grid-like pattern. i liked it a lot. i saw that quote on pinterest and knew immediately that it was what i needed to finish off page 1.
Still exploring with journaling everyday in a different way. i had created the painted background with the door previously. i decided to explore what journaling would look like on a limited image page. i really like the days of the week titles. i blocked off as i went with my hand carved stamps and hand drawn doodles.
i can see myself still exploring, finding things i really like and things i want to try out. i know that i will probably have solid pages with random thoughts journaling as well as the day to day entries.