Friday, March 26, 2010

Art Journals...

I know I haven't posted for about a month....but doggone it....Spring has SPRUNG!!! It's really difficult not to want to do things outside and enjoy the beautiful warm air. I also have an important swap to finish...that I may have to mail my partner and tell her it may be a little late cause I got so caught up in it....sorta one of my temporary passions. I'm a sorta flip-flop crafter and jump from one subject to another. (tho I do have some standard do all the time crafts) I really enjoy researching the current craft I'm working on also and this one is just awesome. Though all crafts are stress busters to me, this one in particular really takes the "cake". Art Journals are just about the best stress reliever I've done so far. It combines journaling and art...the kind of art you did as a kid...the kind that made you smile and glad it was time for art class. I started off doing my journal not really feeling it until I discovered the art and tutorials on journaling of mix/media artist, TEESHA MOORE. OMG...I'm hooked. This particular art really brings out creativity (which I always said that I'm not creative, I can just follow a pattern really good). It also is a inexpensive no-brainer...you can use just about anything to journal with...old magazines, crayons, paint, stickers, water colors, pencils, pens...and most important, a notebook. You can talk about your day or do a theme. Great to do with the kids or grandkids. The best part is is that anything goes...nothing is wrong or messed up. My swap is a 31 day theme...unfortunately I got in the swing of things about 12 days into the 31 so I have some catching up to do to finish it. Sweetie Man doesn't want me to part with this journal but sadly I must...I do plan on finding a way to make a copy for my own use. We've recently been through a little difficult period here in the 'burgh and art journaling has really REALLY helped.

Below are a few pages I've done with the help of the Teesha Moore Tutorials. Hope you enjoy them and I'll definately post more. (remember if you click on the pic, you can get a nice close up)








Till next time, yinz crazy guys.....


4 Comments:

Alexis, Brett, Owen, Walli, & Penelope said...

WOW!!!! I think this is one of the most creative things you have done and it is beautiful. You definitely have to scan or color photocopy the pages to remember them by.

Vik said...

Lucy! Very nice your journal indeed! Full of color, life and thoughts, funny and inspiring... like you!

duTchess said...

I stubled upon your blog by accident, I love it! that journal looks awsome!

anita

Louisiana Momma said...

love love love love love love love love, and did I mention LOVE your teesha inspired pages.. those are awesome.. and I must know - what do you use for the white lines and dots??