Hello my friends! I wanted to share my latest journal page from Christy Sobolewski’s 30 Pages in 90Days course. I am continuing to be inspired by Christy’s fabulous class. I used one of my new iStencils to create the focal image. *LOVE* I have so many ideas in my head for this stencil. I also love this journal page. I think it looks like it could be a piece of wall art (if not for the punched edge).
01 May 2013 Leave a Comment
09 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
I’m taking an art journaling class with Christy Sobolewski at her teaching site –http://www.gulfsprite.ning.com. I am soooo loving it! She is such an amazing instructor. I was arting along with her instruction on the weekend, and decided to turn on my video camera, and document my process. So, here is the second video. Obviously, I can’t provide details of the process, so it’s just a sped-up version of me art journaling.
08 Apr 2013 1 Comment
I’m taking an art journaling class with Christy Sobolewski at her teaching site – http://www.gulfsprite.ning.com. I am soooo loving it! She is such an amazing instructor. I was arting along with her instruction on the weekend, and decided to turn on my video camera, and document my process. So, here is the first video. Obviously, I can’t provide details of the process, so it’s just a sped-up version of me art journaling.
06 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
Hello my friends! I just finished running my second round of ”art journal tag” over at Artgeeks, which I called “Inspired by”. I picked an art journal page from the Artgeeks gallery, and created a page inspired by that page. Then, I scanned my page, and passed it on to the next person, who had 24 hours to create a page inspired by my page, and send their page to me, and I sent it to the next person, who repeated the process, until everyone had participated. At the end, I posted all the results in the forum. Sound like fun? It was! I started off, by choosing a page by Jeffy, and this is my page:
I used a gelli plate print for the silhouette shapes, with a Dina Wakely stencil by Crafter’s Workshop. The background is several layers of collage, paint, and ink, in my Dylusions art journal.
If you want to see the page that inspired me to create this, and all the other pages that followed, click on over to Artgeeks, and join my “Finish in Five” group. The “Inspired by” challenge results is contained within that discussion group. And, it’s free to join, free to play along with the challenges, and there are 7 instructors! Lots of creative goodness going on there. :) AND IT’S ALL FREE! FREE! FREE! lol. I have trouble believing that sometimes.
05 Apr 2013 1 Comment
Hello my friends! I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I have been a busy, busy artist! (I love calling myself an artist lol) I have been taking an art journaling course with Christy over at her Ning site. This is the first art journaling course I have taken with Christy, and it is soooooo AWESOME! I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I am having. She is so creative with her journaling, and is teaching me more than I ever thought I could learn. You see, I consider myself a pretty advanced art journalist, so I was thinking that I probably wouldn’t learn that much. Boy, was I WRONG! So, obviously, I can’t share the process with you, but I am happy to share a couple of pages that I did based on Christy’s instruction. If you want to know how I did it, you’ll have to take her course. I highly recommend it. (And I am not being compensated in any way. I do teach FREE CLASSES on Christy’s other site, but I do not get compensated in any way there, either. I just love to inspire others.) She has closed this session to new registrants, but she will be running it again in a couple of months. The idea behind this course is to create thirty pages in ninety days. So, each page is divided into 3 days/videos. And, she even adds bonus pages sometimes. SO much value. Did I mention how much I’m loving this? lol These pages are not complete yet – I added some journaling after I photographed them.
26 Mar 2013 5 Comments
Hello my friends! I’m excited to share a journal page I did as part of Christy’s “30 Pages in 90 Days” workshop. This session is closed to new members at the moment, but she will be running it again starting in June. I may be a bit biased, because I do teach for Christy’s other site – Art Geeks, but this course is AWESOME! Seriously, it is the BEST art journaling course I have ever taken. It is packed full of videos, pdf’s – three videos minimum for each page. A video each day, for 90 days! I am having so much fun, and learning so much. Love.
I used my current favorite stencil by the Crafter’s Workshop for the cityscape. I love the way it looks like the buildings are glowing. I used iridescent paints, and a white Uniball Signo marker to outline each building.
22 Feb 2013 2 Comments
Yep, you read that right. Art journaling with RIBBON! I was given the challenge over at Art Geeks – to use a yard of ribbon in my art journal. So, not only did I step up to the challenge, but I videotaped it, too! :)
AND, here’s the video:
19 Feb 2013 5 Comments
Hellooooooooooooo my friends! I am feeling so completely inspired lately. I love it when my muse is happy, and I can create stuff that I actually like. On the heels of taking two in-person classes with the fabulous Joanne Sharpe, I pulled out my Dylusions art journal, and some of my new products from the Art House Studio, and this is what happened. I only wish that I had made a video of my process. I am doing the next best thing – sharing lots of pictures, and see below for a description of all products and techniques used to create this spread (a mini tutorial).
First, – I am NOT affiliated with any of the blogs, stores, or products mentioned and linked in this post. Since I often get comments/questions about where I get my products – I purchased all products mentioned in this post from The Art House Studio, in Cambridge, Ontario Canada.
I started with a spread that had already been sprayed with my Dylusions Ink Sprays, and pulled out one of my new Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and glass bead gel, and stenciled the buildings across the bottom. That is the COOLEST effect! (If you would like to see this technique demonstrated, check out my Youtube video here) After the glass bead gel had fully dried, I added some pan pastel over the top of the glass bead gel (LOVE!).
I used a variety of black permanent markers to draw the circle in the corner, and journaling lines. Then, I pulled out a few of my favorite shimmery paints – some Silks, as well as some Perfect Pigment Pure Liquid Acrylic (in Green Pearl – *YUM*). I painted each journaling section with a different shimmery paint. Then, I did the journaling, using several different permanent black pens. Then, I outlined in white with my Uniball Signo white pen. A little doodling around the edge, and I was finished. :)
17 Feb 2013 Leave a Comment
I am really enjoying my instructor role over at Art Geeks! I have another Finish in Five challenge up – Episode 3 is a tribute to my awesome art friends.
Speaking of awesome art friends, I attended a couple of courses with THE lettering diva, Joanne Sharpe at The Art House Studio in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada yesterday! I had such a fabulous time, learning from the best, and meeting (or seeing again) – some AMAZING and creative, and talented women.
Joanne Sharpe, and Effy Wild:
Joanne, and me:
Me with Joanne, and Linda Kittmer:
Linda and Joanne:
I wish I had taken more pictures! I was too busy doodling and lettering, and socializing!
14 Feb 2013 Leave a Comment
in Art, Art Geeks, Art Journaling, Blog Candy, Calendar Journaling, Gelli Plate, hand lettering, Mixed Media Tags: art journal, art journaling, Dylusions, flip, Humble Pie Stamps, mixed media, Moleskine
I had a request over on Art Geeks to do a journal flip. I was reluctant to do this, because I don’t always do my best work in my art journals, AND, I am always working in several journals at one time. I think I have only filled 2 journals in the 7 years that I have been art journaling. I also do a fair bit of personal writing on my pages, so I didn’t feel comfortable sharing that with the world. But, when I pulled out my two most recent favorite journals, I realized I had not done any personal written journaling in either one of them! So, here you go – a flip through my Moleskine 8×12, and my Dylusions journal. Neither one is even close to full, and there is some good, some bad, and some really really fugly! lol Oh, and there are some cute kitties helping me out, too. ;)