The journal is a 9x12" graph paper journal. I just love making these grids!
Book of Days: Title and concept of doing "multi-day spreads" in your journal.
Moonshine: The idea of making a daily "Hurrah" list.
Lollapalooza 3: The actual journal itself, and the grid-making technique.
Life Book 2013: The tulips were a practice sketch for my pink tulip Life Book page.
I put them all together and add my own style, colors and life experience to the pages, and I have a journal that is both a nod to all those workshops, and unique to me at the same time. I love working in this book so much! I get to use stamps that I love, record the weather and my daily happenings, paste in art that inspires me (I always add the artist's name if I know it, for future reference); and play with tons of CoLOR! I've mentioned it before, but the backgrounds are almost all panpastel. The exception on this page is the background of the square that says "celebrate." I used a tombow marker for that one.
I want to answer a question posted by Dawn in an earlier post. She asked...
"Oh, I know a question for you. Do you put a time limit on each page you make so you don't keep reworking it or rethinking your ideas?"
I don't put a time limit on my pages per se, but for the most part I like to finish them in one sitting. That is mainly due to my short attention span; but also because I don't want perfectionism to creep in.
Years ago, it literally took me weeks to finish drawing a face, because I kept erasing and fixing endlessly. After awhile, it made art no fun for me, and ended in burnout. Since then, I have really learned to let go and accept - no CELEBRATE imperfection! I rarely go back and rework a page. Usually if I get an idea of how it would have been better, I will just apply that knowledge to the next page I make.
I hope that answers your question Dawn! Thanks so much for asking!