Friday, January 1, 2016

#52motleyjournalpages: 39-52, Mixed Media

I have been making a conscious effort to art journal the past few months. In October of 2015 I decided to forgo the bound book and began using loose pages I'd cut to approximately 7" x 10" size. It seems to be working and makes art journaling a lot easier for me. For now the pages hang on a beaded wire I have strung across my art loft. I will bind them myself...eventually. I haven't decided if I shall bind them monthly or quarterly, or seasonally....time will tell. I'll know when I know.  :)

Without further ado, here are my final 14 art journal pages for 2015.

it's really hard NOT to put words on a page 
one of my favorites

another favorite

i drop a lot of balls...obviously. :)

#52motleyjournalpages: 21-38, Digital Art

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to 2016! It's been a while and I haven't been sharing my art journaling journey with you. I feel the need to wrap up 2015 before I begin a new challenge.

Back in May of 2015 we welcomed a new puppy into our home...Mister Deeks, a delightful little Yorkshire Terrier. I'd forgotten how much work a puppy was with crate training, potty training and the constant supervision that was required. It kept me from my studio for quite some time. But I needed to art. During that time I opted to art journal on my iPad using a variety of applications: Procreate, Pen & Ink, ArtRage and Paper 53.

I enjoyed experimenting and playing with each application; checking out the tools, seeing what I could and could not do. Digital art is a completely different ball game. It feels different and takes practice. I'm still practicing. :) It did allow me to release my angst and tension though. There was a lot of chaos and you can see that in these photos. These were all about letting go of it all and getting a good night's sleep.

Next up, the final 14 pages I created in the Motley Art Loft!