Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art Journal Everyday Update...

I have a couple of completed art journal pages to share with you today.  Both are in my Blue Kitten Journal.

The first one started out as an experiment with modeling paste after watching Christy Tomlinson's 21 Secrets Workshop video "The Art of Texture" (which by the way is fantastic - Christy is an awesome teacher)...
A recent Rolling Stone magazine had favorite playlists of some musician's; and Norah Jones' happened to be all about Neil Young.  I'm a huge Neil fan, so it inspired me to create this little tribute. This lyric is about not being ready to leave your childhood behind, and it goes perfectly with my ongoing midlife crisis - ha.

The background is modeling paste on watercolor paper.  Then spray inks, acrylic paint and gesso.  In the future, if I am going to use modeling paste this thick and heavy, I am going to be ready to stick stuff in it while it's wet.  It's sorta hard to add anything to it after it's dry.  A great learning experience for me.

The next one is a simple little collage that I started in a hotel room, and finished up last night...

Still loving to learn and experiment in these journals.  Isn't it amazing that we never run out of things to learn?  Creativity is truly limitless, and so freeing - don't you think?

Thanks so much for visiting me in my little corner of the world.  I really appreciate you!

8 comments:

Carin said...

I know, I sometimes think I could do art journaling for the rest of my life (and I hope I do) and never run out of things to learn. And your pages are fantastic! So fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooo amazing Michelle!! These are both gorgeous!!

Glenda T. said...

You are the Queen of color!! Love these bright happy pages, especially that woman's dress! I really should take a class sometime, maybe when I move and get settled??

Marjie Kemper said...

Fab pages, Michelle. I know what you mean about that paste. Love the way only part of the gal is visible on the second page. Happy journaling!

Teddi said...

you have such a fun graphic style! i can see the dimension from the modeling paste. great use of color. i also like your pop culture references. :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Wow! I can see how you are growing as an artist even more! I could look at these forever, just gorgeous!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Woohoo these are awesome. I have not ventured to the world of "She Art" yet, but I am tempted....

Adrina said...

C'est juste gΓ©nial un grand grand bravo, j'aime beaucoup !