Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Art Journal Every Day Update...

Hey there everyone, how's your week going?  It's still incredibly cold here - below zero every day.  Ack!  But we are Minnesotans so we carry on as usual.  We are tough!

Anyhoo, I've got an art journal update for you today. 

Here's my No Excuses journal page for last week...
 This week I decided that I would track the weather and do my doodles on one side of the page, and on the other side I glued down leftover bits and pieces from my week's art projects, mail, and magazine reading.  I added in a Frida Kahlo self-portrait and quote (since she is the artist of the month I am learning about). 

 Here's a page in my Book of Days...
 The prompt was to play with gelli prints, which is what all the little overlapping pieces in the background are.  The huge heart is also a gelli print.  The photo was taken in October on Honeymoon 7, when we were in Arizona. The coffee table was cut off in the photo, so I made my own with scrapbook paper.

 Here's another page in this week's Book of Days...
This is another page done with gelli prints.  I did some printing right onto the journal page, and added some layering pieces too. 
I'm working on my creative plan for 2014 and I think I've got it all figured out.  I will share it with you in my next post!  Have you been thinking about a plan for  next year yet?  What will it be?

Thanks so much for visiting today my friends!  I really appreciate seeing you here!  Have a great day!


dawn said...

Hello Michelle, so glad you posted, was missing you!

WOW, these are gorgeous and fun! I love the cute picture of you and Michael, so awesome.

Glad it's not that cold here, I'm not as tough as you. Stay warm my friend.

Can't wait to hear about your plans, always love what you do and how much you do each year, so inspiring and fun to watch!!

I have my OLW picked out, do you have one? I will be working with that mostly. Sharing it soon on my blog.

I'm taking that Draw Your Life class for sure, love seeing yours. I see she has 2 of them now, hoping to take both. Want to take some of those little classes of Julie's. Hoping for one by Alisa Burke and doing the 52 Pick up from Steaphanie Ackermann. That should keep me busy but will also do some mail art swaps.

Can't wait for 2014!

Have a great and groovy day Michelle!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I loveeeeeee that photo of you and Michael on the couch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane Martin said...

Michelle, what inspiration! Beautiful pages.

Kelly_Deal said...

Michelle, I love your journal pages!

Trece said...

The JOY spread is amazing!! The colors are perfect, and your coloring the letter parts just makes everything pop!!
So are you in a new Papaya planner for NME now?
I noticed that the days in this spread are horizontal, where the other one was vertical. And of course, the crow.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words!

Dawn, I do have my word picked out - I will share it on my blog soon too. Can't wait to hear yours!

Trece, it's the same Papaya notebook, I'm just pasting in pages from different style planners for variety. Just having fun and playing around until 2014 starts and I can use my new XL Moleskine! Yeayyy! Can't wait to see your new planner - hope you will share!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Can I say LOVE?!!!!! Well YES I sure can! These pages are absolutely and totally amazing! I LOVE them all, my friend! I hope you and your hubby are having a wonderful holiday season!