Remember the little journal I made for the ‘Channel It’ class with Kelly Barton? (If no, click here) Well I’ve been enjoying filling up my (slightly eccentric) painted pages this week… what I love about this journal is that it’s lightweight (so I can carry it around everywhere with ease), it’s already ‘raggy’ looking so I can just play around and don’t have to worry about ruining a neat white sketchbook (and it doesn’t suffer too much by being at the bottom of my bag), and it challenges me; I have to try to create something with the colours and shapes already there.
A note on the text- as you’ll probably have noticed, I love adding words to my artwork. In this journal my words have come from various sources (overheard snatches of conversation, memories from dreams, song lyrics, quotes, single words that seem fitting, journalling, personal mantras… but nothing too deep!)
Without further ado, here are the pages I’ve done so far:
A combo of acrylic paint, watercolour pencil and glitter glue.
Text reads: My mascot, my everything.
A selection of pens, pencils and markers.
Text reads: A face warped by fear * doubt * mood * opinion * insecurity * worries * truth
All felt tip (occasionally blurred with water).
Text (on the left) reads: Lost for words and praying for inspiration to appear in the clouds and stars (and on the left) Part of a whole/much better together.
My new Crayola Supertips and a bit of black fineliner.
Text reads: Release your inner cool.
Felt tip, collaged paper, acrylic paint and a Papermania Metallic Marker (in gold)
Text: Various lyrics from 99 Red Balloons by Nena
Crayola Supertips, black biro and a white-out pen. The glitter glue from the following page has leaked through (on the right), but I kind of like how it looks…
Text (on the left) reads: Every rainbow has a touch of pink (and on the right) Wilderness
Felt tip, pencil crayon and glitter glue.
Text reads: Three things cannot be hidden for long: the sun, the moon and the truth (this is a slight variation on a quote from Buddha).
I only have three pages left until my ‘Channel It’ journal is completely full ( I will share these with you early next week), but I have enjoyed the process so much that I will be making another at some point soon…
Hope you’ve all had a great week,
P.S. I’m linking this post up to Julie’s AJED post.