February 6, 2012

Daily Art Journaling

I decided to keep a daily art journal this year after reading Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's article in the premiere issue of Cloth Paper Scissors' PAGES magazine. I'm using an 11x17 mixed media journal, and I used two pages in it for January.

On my first January page, I tried out some recently purchased Smooch Spritzes. They come in cute little glass bottles the same size as a tube of mascara but a little taller. 

The first January page is below.
I do NOT like the colors at all! 
The Spritzing was cool though. 
I'm not a big orange/gold fan most of the time so the colors are not me, and I didn't add anything else. I merely did a spritz and go! I couldn't wait to get off that page either. I kept telling myself to make the next page better.

Here's the second January page,
and I like it much better!
Acrylic paints and various markers were used.

And here's the start of the first February page.
I like it a LOT better!
I'm bordering on love!
More acrylic paints.

Below is a close up of one area.
I love using drywall tape to create texture.
(It's the yellow grid lines.)

Each month has a theme too as you may have noticed. January's theme was "Meaning," and February's theme is the obvious one~~Love. The purpose of it is to make me pay attention! I want to observe the theme in my life (and anywhere else it pops up) during that month, and especially in the little things. These observances will be noted in journal entries. 

The themes are meant to be fun and not stressful! This is all about having an enjoyable experience so I do not want to try to find something relating to my theme every single day. That could create pressure and take the joy out of it~~my journal, my rules. Why not?   

Big Blog Hugs to You All,

1 comment:

  1. Daily art journals are such a good idea. I love the effect of sprayed color, don't you?


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