Friday, November 28, 2014

Pre-Launch prompt 1-add a year calendar

It's finally here!!!  The big reveal has taken place, and Artful Journeys is up and running!

So, now that everything is out in the open, the blog has had a facelift, and I'm not skulking in the shadows anymore, chomping at the bit to share other things I've been working's the page I created for our first prompt...
Just a single page for this one...I used Apple Barrel Bright Magenta for the background, applied with a makeup sponge, then glued down this calendar I found on Pinterest.  Using a white, Signo pen, I wrote the promise to myself and initialed it!  Voila, done!

I am looking forward to keeping track of my journey this coming year, and sharing it with all of you!  See you soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A new adventure ahead!

Yeah, it's been a while since I've touched the blog, but if you've been here before you'll's brighter and a little different.  

So, for the adventure part of the post....

Working with 4 of my friends, we have put together a new and exciting venture... Artful Journeys.
A journey of art, journaling and discovery, geared for ALL levels, from beginners to more experienced artists...

Oh, yeah...I said artists...because the very act of changing the appearance of a simple piece of paper, makes you an artist...You don't have to be able to draw...good Lord, why do you think man made glue, and glitter and pictures?  So you could cram all that shit together in one place and make it an expression of what is inside of you!

So, be sure to check back in with me tomorrow for a look at my first page based on the first "pre-launch" prompt, and then go look at everyone else's pages too!

In the meantime, here's a couple of things I've knocked out since the last time I was here.....

An artful #dailycraft, a collage of words...this was so much fun to create.

This spread was done after I took an awesome online workshop by Kate Crane from The Kathryn Wheel.  If you haven't had the chance to take one of her classes, I highly recommend them!
A #popupartchallenge from the mail art group I belong to...use 3 pieces of Happy Mail, from 3 different people and make some art in 45 minutes or less.
Ok, that's it from me for now....I'll be back with more journaling goodness next tomorrow!!!