Every year at the beginning, I always make a commitment to start journaling--I should just re-post my blog post from last year and the year before. I always have good intentions and then by February--it falls by the wayside. But when I think of it, when I paint my papers to put in my artwork, it's very much like journaling.
I stuck with black, white, and red--colors that I normally don't use a lot in this combination, but just like art journaling--it's trying different things to see how you like them, and I really like these 3 together. It's also fun, just like journaling, to fool around with different mediums--
This is molding paste that I added black paint to--so now I have a textured paper to use. It's a great effect to add the watery acrylic wash over the paste.
Just like journaling--it's fun and always good to play!
AND....since January will be here in a couple of days, I know what that means--time to get out my journal that I started last year, and said that I was going to complete in 2011...........right. Well, anyway, it's the Strathmore Visual Journal, which is great for any medium, and I'm going to continue on with it in my FREE Strathmore Online Class with Traci Bautista. Last year it was with Pam Carriker, and I picked up some great techniques with her class. And also Life Book. I'm sure most everyone knows about this class--well worth it with 14 artists and Tam for the entire year, and IF I can keep up with it--it will be a complete journal by the end of the year. I'm ready for both of the journaling classes and joining in with everyone.
I do want to say that I have a sketchbook that doesn't leave my side, and it's actually just about filled. I make it a regular practice to sketch faces--very relaxing for me.......so I guess you could say that I DO journal!
Hope to see everyone in 2012 at class!