Sunday, August 24, 2014

art journaling away . . . a little bit every day

Some of my favorite art journal pages I did so far in August . . .

grid prompt

round, grid and words prompts all on one spread

dictionary love, wet

dictionary love, dry

draw a chandelier prompt

close up of my chandelier!

mapping prompt (unfinished) combined with stamp a mandala prompt

finished mapping & mandala prompts

I have found the Daily Paper Prompts (DPP) from the Daisy Yellow Art site to be so helpful to me in my quest to do a little something creative every day. Right now I am using this fairly large Dylusions Creative Art Journal. I'm pretty happy with it so far! The pages are medium weight; not thin and not too thick. Fairly sturdy and holding up well to my artistic abuse! I do a lot of "wet" watercolor crayon in my journal. I have a special page on my tumblr where I've added more photos of just the pages in my art journal, you are welcome to view them here.

Below you will see my studio where I work/play.

my studio these days

Soon, in a few weeks, I will travel first to Boston to visit with my 2 sons and their wives, and then I will hop on a plane to Scotland to spend almost a week with my friend, Frieda = Art Quilter. It is somewhat of a dream come true for us! We have been writing emails and sharing art for 10 years and this will be our first time to spend time together in person. I am so excited and I know Frieda is too!! I asked her if I could come at this time so I could view her exhibition of Journal Quilts in person. I'm so, so excited to be able to view her award winning work in person, to spend time with her, to see her beautiful home in the country after seeing many photos, meet her dogs and her husband, to take walks with her, visit gardens, see Scotland - a country I've never seen before! We both keep blipfoto photo journals - a daily photo project Frieda introduced me to in 2010. We're sure to be sharing our visit together there, so you may want to bookmark our sites. Frieda's blipfoto journal is here and my blipfoto journal is here. : )

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  1. Such vibrant and fab work, Lenna! Love seeing this and so excited for you about the Scotland trip--have a dear artist friend in Edinburgh and her parents live in Peebles … such a small world!! Enjoy—look forward to hearing about it!!

  2. Wonderful to see all your art journal pages together and seeing you making them so regularly. Myst get into the swing of that myself but not till October! Thanks so much for all the links and I need hardly say that I am just as excited as you. I keep imagining myself standing at Arrivals in the airport and seeing you come out and then driving home with you and showing you Macbiehill, the exhibition and Scotland. WHOOPIE!

  3. Love seeing your work.. thanks for sharing. Took a look at Blipfoto and I'm glad you linked to it... it's new to me! Love the pic of you with your Mom... just lovely. What a nice thing event to remember. As a side note.. I think we have the same glasses! Love the color!

  4. Fabulous journal pages Lenna-lots of fun creativity and color! Enjoy your time ion Boston with your sons and -OMG- you're going to Scotland to see Frieda??? What a dream come true! Enjoy,enjoy-I'll be thinking of you both-and I'll be sure to look out for photos:) Safe travels my friend.

  5. Enjoyed your work, and esp the dictionary love page. You have a great workspace- roomy, and plenty of light and counterspace. Do have a wonderful trip!!

  6. As always it's so inspiring to see your art journal pages, Lenna - both 'WIP' and completed. I enjoyed looking at your studio too - lucky you to have so much space!

    I know you'll have a wonderful time in Boston and Scotland - I'm looking forward to reading all about it :)




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