Thursday, September 11, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal 03 - Summer's End / Keeping a Notebook


Here are my next two pages for the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge!  I decided to make the first page about the end of summertime.  I wrote down a few things that have been occupying our days lately:


For the second page, I used a great quote about keeping a notebook.  I love this quote, and I have really been loving my notebooks and sketchbooks lately.


Lately I have been thinking a lot about my notebooks - the art journals, the sketchbooks, the writing journals, and everything in between...  I am so in love with filling up the pages of a blank book, and I love looking back on all of the pages I have already filled.  Seeing the books lined up on my shelf makes me feel so happy. 

I hope you are having a great week!  Don't forget to spend some time with your art journals or notebooks sometime soon. :)

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal 02 - Just Make

I just finished my next two pages for the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge!  I've been thinking a lot about making art and making stuff in general, and I realized that sometimes I tend to overthink all of it...  Sometimes I need to remind myself to "JUST MAKE" and not worry so much about the outcome.  

Below is how the finished spread ended up looking.  I made these pages so that they could work together, but they could also work separately.



I started to draw on the first page, then I realized the pen I was using wasn't really working too well on the thick watercolor pages of my book, so I decided to silhouette the word "JUST" on the page, cover the entire page with black acrylic paint (also covering my pen mishaps), and then I added extra words underneath in a gold metallic pen I got from the $1 section at Target.  (I love, love the $1 section at Target...)  To finish the page, I added some pieces of an abstract acrylic and watercolor painting I did a couple of days ago.



I used a lot of similar techniques for the second page, including another piece of a acrylic/watercolor painting from a painting spree a few days ago...



I hope you are having a creative week!  I have been playing a lot in all of my sketchbooks (I work in several - well, many - books at once!) lately, so I hope to share some more pages soon or maybe do a few more videos.


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Handmade Sketchbook / Art Journal Walkthrough #1

I'm sharing some REALLY old sketchbooks in this video, but they are still books I really enjoy looking through.  

My left hand is soooo shaky because I've been drawing all day and had a lot of coffee to boot, haha. 

I hope to make some videos of newer sketchbooks sometime soon! 

Thanks for watching. :)


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal 01 - A Self Portrait in Objects

I'm so thrilled to announce that I am now a part of the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge!  This means that I have joined a group of talented art journaling ladies who plan to create two art journal pages to share with you every Thursday.  At the end of each month, we are going to make pages in response to a prompt given to us by one of the group's hosts.  I am so excited to get started!  
Here is the prompt for this month:
August Prompt: A Self Portrait in Objects (created by Caylee)
Journal challenge: Who are you? If you had one page to show the world who you are what would you put on it?
Art challenge: Use anything except an actual photo of yourself to make a self portrait.
For my first page, I decided to take a picture of the things that I always keep close by: my planner, my phone, my sketch kit, and a cup of coffee.  (Can you tell I am a fan of Orla Kiely's patterns?) These are the things that travel around with me during my day...  I printed my little "still life" out onto matte photo paper, glued it in, then embellished the page with pens and watercolors.

For my second page, I thought about how much my sketchbooks mean to me and how much they say about me.  I always have a sketchbook/art journal on hand wherever I go, and drawing and writing in my little books is SO important to me and a big part of who I am.  For this page, I took a photo of some of my favorite books (most are handmade), glued it in, then embellished everything with pens and watercolors.


I hope you enjoyed seeing the first pages in my Get Messy Art Journal.  They were really fun to make, and I'm so excited to be joining a group that has been inspiring me a lot lately!  
I am currently using a book I made years ago filled with watercolor paper as my Get Messy Art Journal.  I won't show you the cover of the book yet, because I really don't like it, ha ha.  I made it when I made the book, and my style has definitely changed over time. I hope to paint over the old cover and give it a makeover soon!


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Recent Sketchbook Drawings

I seem to go through phases where I don't draw too much, then other times I am drawing every day and every spare moment.  It's an all or nothing kind of thing...  Right now, it's all drawing all the time.  Here are some recent snapshots of my books...









I hope you enjoyed these peeks into my books.  Have a creative weekend!

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