I had no time/energy to work on anything today so I thought I would share this painting I did last month for Day 3!!
Reminds me of a quote: “Be yourself. Just be yourself about your art and everything else.”
Fly your flag… BE YOURSELF.
I don’t have any new gelato pages to share today. I’ll have to work on some this weekend. Maybe add more lettering and even collage. I’m just obsessed with my journal. Like I said, it goes all over the house with me. Kitchen table. Couch. Art table. I think its proving to be a decent project for me since I’m home a lot. The only thing is my journal pages don’t look like other people’s journal pages… like you see in magazines or online. Or in how to videos. The videos are so cool but I digress.
I’m very much a routine person, a ‘rut’ person. I’ll create the same type of thing over and over until I’m sick of it and then lay it down for a while and move on to something else. With this art journaling thing I have going, I haven’t gotten sick of it yet. But it is forcing me to think beyond my habits and maybe push a little bt. A little.
Used stencils with this page. Need to work on more colorful backgrounds. Its one of my favorite quotes!
I’m really enjoying learning how to use gelatos! I’m trying them out in my art journal and wondering what kind of paper I’m supposed to be using. What paper is best to use with gelatos?
I’m going to keep watching YouTube videos and experimenting … but in the meantime here are some more examples from my ever-present art journal! (I’m carrying that thing around and collaging and drawing and painting my heart out!).
This is my favorite so far!
My next favorite:
One of my first attempts at flowers!
I like this, not going to try to improve this … afraid of screwing it up.
A background using gelatos and a stamp that I carved myself. Don’t know what to do with this one!
New for me: gelatos and/or gel sticks. I found a pack of four gelatos at Hobby Lobby for about 9 dollars and then I ordered a pack of gel sticks on Amazon for 11. I love Amazon. You can find anything. Nearly anything. On Amazon.
Here are a couple of my first attempts:
Of course, the examples include lettering.
And one other. This quote comes from Maya Angelou. This ‘not driving’ thing is getting on my nerves, so I have to remember this. I might re-do this one, I love this quote and it needs to be on a cleaner background with darker lettering:
I am really enjoying using my art journal. I used my 40% off coupon and that made it all the better.
It really catches all my attempts at art journaling. I have watercolor pages, collage pages, pencil pages and lettering pages. Some turned out ok …. some not so much.
Try as I might, its not going to look like the magazines! There are some wonderful artists out there! I’ve even found great artists on Facebook.
Here are a few examples from my art journal: I’ll post a few pictures here and then use a few more later on.