Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Painted Dictionary Pages

Hey guys! I'm here once again. So Blogger updated their blog layout, and as I type this, I'm sort of confused as to how this whole thing works. So let's just hope that my layout stays basically the same. I kind of like the new look though. It's different, but fairly clean and organized. Pretty cool. Today I want to share with you some painted papers that I've been working on. I started out by finding some paper to work on; I ended up going with some smaller sheets that I tore out of an old dictionary. I then painted a bunch of random colors onto it. I like the way it's working. My favorite color combination is lime and blue, so that's what I ended up with. I added some white, and a bunch of periwinkle.

Loose papers are so my new thing. I love working with them, and it's a lot different than I am used to. I kind of like that. You know, seeing something different. A change is always good. Sometimes that's what you need. Something different to kick you forward, and help you decide what is best for your artistic/creative side. Sometimes you just need to figure out something new. Something improved. And something different. I challenge you to try something different. And tell me all about it in the comments. :) See you guys later.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Found Paper Pile

Hey guys! I'm here with you guys again with another single photo page. I didn't really know what to show you guys today, but I walked into my room, and found this pile of papers. My desk is such a mess ALL the time, but this little pile is about my favorite thing of all time. Seriously. It's about 5" tall, and has all kinds of AWESOME stuff in it. I have a ton of different papers in it, stamped papers, and all kinds of text papers and stuff. A bunch of random pieces of card, and I'm pretty sure there's some foam stamps stuck in there somewhere. It's an awesome pile that I dig though for all my collage fodder and other stuff.

It's been sitting there for a month; actually I started it a month ago. How crazy is that? When you're actually working on it, or are like me, and are just plain addicted to collecting collage fodder, the stuff really grows into a huge pile REALLY quickly. I say that everyone should try it. :) Anyways, if you start a pile or a file, make sure to send me a picture. :) See you guys later!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Art Journal Collage Papers

Hey guys! I'm here. What's happening? It's been so long since I posted. At least it seems that way. In reality though, it's only been a couple days. Trust me when I say that I'm trying, but it's just getting harder as school goes on and I keep getting more homework. But I seem to keep trying to work in my art journal each day. Sometimes on loose pages, and sometimes in a bound journal. I used to be ADDICTED to doing only a bound journal, and finishing a page before I started another. But, as I've went on, it seems I've gotten better, and am a whole lot less strict when it comes to working on art. Now I use loose pages and bound journals, and I have about 5 or 6 art journals started/planned. As it goes on, it just seems to get crazier!

In the picture above, you can see what I've been working on today. Loose pages. These I normally copy and then use in my work, or just collage onto my pages. I made my own little collection of paper. Four sheets. So far I've done about 12 of these sheets and you've already seen 3 of them. here are four more, and these are like the only ones that actually go together, but I think that as I create more sheets, I'll be able to create more little collections that work together. These are really cool sheets, which I start out with magazine pages, then prep them in different ways. Then I do stamping with found objects on top of it. So far I've done a bunch, and I LOVE working on them. :) That's all I have for you guys today, and I'll talk to you later! Bye!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Collage Art Journal

Hey guys and gals!! I'm back once again with all of you! I love posting here, though I'm sorry that this post is so late coming today! I got home from school, then had to do some homework. But I'm glad that I'm finally getting to this! It's probably going to be a bit of a shorter post today, because I have to do this quick. Either that or I'm just going to focus and just GET IT DONE. :) If you look at the picture above, you can see a page that; though I haven't worked on it for a while; I might think about working on this one soon. I was looking through some of my older journals for something for the blog, and this just naturally drew my eye towards it. I think it's the colors. I really do. Whenever I see lime and blue together, it just feels RIGHT. Those are my two favorite colors, and when they're together it is such a bright and colorful situation. If you have any suggestions for how to continue the layers on this that would be amazing! Comments make me happy. :)

Here's something else I want to show you; I barely ever work with collage, and when I do, it never really turns out that well. This is my absolutely favorite collage page I've done. I don't really know how I did it, though it just turned out perfectly. I love how the images work together, even though they are from completely different places. Some are from magazines, some from catalogues. Some are from the newspaper, and still others were simply printed out in a collage sheet. That's how collage works. You take tons of pieces from completely different locations and create one whole. It's really a cool process. I actually did this in my homemade magazine journal. As you can see from the many different things that I've done in this, the possibilities for this type of journal is endless! Once again, suggestions are always appreciated. Actually, I think I'll start a new paragraph for this.

Suggestions. That's where I left off. I love suggestions, and comments simply make me happy. If you ever have anything that you're looking for; a certain type of journal, or perhaps a tutorial. I think that's something that I need help with. I need to know what you; the people want to see. I know what I want to see in a blog, but that's not always what my readers want. :) So please, please, PLEASE comment with your suggestions. Please. :) I don't want to seem like I'm begging for comments or anything, and you don't even have to compliment my work. :) I just want ideas for the blog. Okay. I'll see you guys later! Bye!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Art Journal Experiment and an Altered Magazine Page

Hey guys!! I'm back here with all of you once again! I'm glad that I'm actually managing to get on here with school and all. Since that has started, be expecting daily posts (hopefully), unless I decide to bail on that idea. Just be expecting them later on in the day, okay? :) Okay. So you you guys remember that page that I showed you guys yesterday? The yellow one that I couldn't decide how to continue the layers? Well, I found out a good way to figure it out! I have a color copier that is currently sitting in the garage. It's a huge thing, and really clunky. But it's beautiful. In it's own special way. :P I like to use it for art journaling, and this is how I did it. I ended up making color copies of the page I was a bit unsure about and then I just did the choices on different copies. The first time I masked off pinstripes and then painted them black. Something that must be noted is that the color copies came out a LOT more green than the actual piece. In the real piece it's more of a deep yellow than a lime green. But I went with it anyways. It was more the technique that I was going for.

The second thing that I did was stamping with bubble wrap. This is actually one of my favorite things to do on my art journal page, and when I looked at it, I could just see it. But I was still having trouble deciding between the two. Thus the experiment on the copies. :) I really liked the way the bubble wrap looked. The way I got the effect I did was I took a piece of bubble wrap and kind of tore it into a weird shape. That way it didn't look too staged. Anyways, I applied a TON of black poster paint to it (I use poster paint a lot in my work) and stamped one clear(er) image in the upper left hand corner. Then I used the same application of paint to off stamp the rest of the page. I LOVE the effect. :) I decided that this was defiantly the one I wanted to use, and so: here's the result:

I love the way it turned out. It reminds me a lot of my style, or what I think my style should be. Messy, and worry free. Although most of the time these pages come out of my head when I'm stressed. Luckily I don't think that's the case with this one. I love the grungy effect the stamping gives the page, and I love the way it sometimes pulls up paint as well. Also, since this is the original, this is the ACTUAL color of the page. See how it's kind of a dark yellow compared to the limeish color of the copies? I don't really know what I'm going to do from this point, but I'll probably work my way through this page on this blog. Ha. I'll do a layer and then post it along with some other stuff, then another layer. That would be funny. :)

Finally, I have one last thing to share with you. This right here is something that I've been working on for my 21 Secrets class. It's an altered magazine page. You tear pages out of a magazine or catalogue and then just do a bunch of stuff with it. So far I haven't done that much to it; there's actually only two layers on there, but I think it's looking pretty cool thus far. If you look on the left side, you can see where I tore this page out of the magazine; some people may decide to trim this up, and others may not. They may just decide (like me) that they enjoy the raw edge and the playfulness and the non-perfectness that it perceives. That's all I've really got for you today, but I'll see you guys later! Bye!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Catch Up Art Journal Post

Hey guys!! This is a bit of a catch up post for me right now; just telling you what I've been up to the last couple of days. Sorry that I've been a bit of an irregular poster lately, but at least I have a good excuse. :P You wanna hear it? I started a private school! I've been home schooled all of my life until now; so it's a pretty big change. Today was actually my first day! It was kind of fun. I haven't really done all that much yet; we only had a half day, and there were just a bunch of introductory courses. It was pretty cool though. I hope that I'm still going to have time to keep up with this blog; it really is fun for me, and I've already had more than 60 posts, and we're coming up on the 70 mark pretty quick. :) If you look above at this watercolor picture, you'll see one of my experiments. I was playing with some kid's watercolors, trying to find out some new techniques.

I was actually playing with some Diana Trout techniques; just search her name on YouTube, and you'll probably find her channel. She has a book called Journal Spilling, and even though I've never read it, I've heard that it's pretty good. I've heard that it's mostly for people that enjoy working with watercolors, but I think that a lot of her techniques would be worth working in watered down acrylics. Now that I think about it, that actually would make a cool post. :) Maybe I'll try that out sometime. I worked on gessoed pages this time, even though I didn't very much in the past. I just recently got some gesso, so I've been experimenting with the differences between gessoed and non gessoed pages.

Here's another page that I've sort of been working on recently. I don't really know all that much about the basis around my thought process when I was working on this page, though I do know that there was a layer of journaling. You can sort of see it in the background of the page. It shows kind of a cool effect to it. Kind of a ghostly feeling. Cool huh? Now that I'm looking at it, my mind is already kind of working out ways I could use it. Both ways use black. My first way is to use bubble wrap to stamp black paint all over the background. That could look really cool. The second way that I'm considering is using masking tape to cover some areas, and then put black stripes horizontally over the entire page. Now that I think about it, it might look nice vertically as well.

The last thing I have here is a page in one of my magazine pages that I was working on. I started out with a layer of gesso as the background (you always have to coat magazine pages somehow) and then put down a layer of kids watercolor paint. I added some watercolor crayons over the surface and wet them down. Then I scraped into the background some swirls with the back of my brush. The final layer that I've done SO FAR was a layer of a background script stamp that I put down with gesso. It looks so cool! So that's all I've got for you today, and I'm sure tomorrow will be just as cool.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art Journal Page and Homemade Stamps

Hey guys! First of all for today I just want to start off by apologizing for not posting yesterday. I was just otherwise distracted, and wasn't really feeling the art mood. So yeah. Sorry. But I'm posting now. :) I'm gonna start off with this page that I just was working on today; the blue strips that are on there are actually strips that I cut from a copy of a previous art journal page and glued onto it. I added white acrylic paint over the tops, and then alternating Portfolio oil pastels to each stripe. I finished it off with a layer of stamping of a foam flower stamp.

Here is one of the pages that I sort of have been making as extra collage material. I've been messing around with laying the book paper down on top of non dried paint, and then pulling it up. It creates excellent texture on both pieces. This one has been used on multiple pages and it almost ready for collage work. Probably what I'll do is make color copies in several sizes and use the photocopies instead of the original. And then maybe eventually I'll use the originals when I'm ready, and have made new ones to use. :) You can sort of see the words from the book paper in the background. These pages are from an old dictionary, but you could use anything. You could even use newspapers or magazine pages.

The last thing I wanted to share with you tonight is this picture of some stamps I've made. I made the eraser ones by carving into cheap, dollar store erasers with an exacto knife to create the designs. The swirly one I made by gluing string onto a piece of cardboard. And the other one I made by gluing a foam shape onto another piece of cardboard. :) That's all I've got for you today, so I guess I'll see you guys later! Bye!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Homemade Journals

Hey guys! So today, my post is probably going to be a little bit shorter that they normally are. Sorry about that, but all that I did today really isn't worth showing. I have come up with a plan. Basically, I have this website (that I've previously linked to on this blog) where I'm selling stuff for all types of art forms. I started out mostly with embellishments, but I'm pretty much ready to expand already. If you don't know what my personality is like, you'll probably find out soon. I'm kind of impatient. I came up with the idea to make tons of different kinds of journals and also sell them on my site. The first one that I managed to come up with is a journal made entirely of magazine/catalogue pages. It's hand bound with 5 signatures of 30 pages each (front and back) So, if you used all the pages, front and back, then you would have 150 pages to work on. That's including the front and back covers.

I'm considering offering these in 2 ways; gessoed and ungessoed. What do you guys think? I also had the idea to do a mixed paper journal, and a plain paper journal. Any other ideas? What do you guys think? See you guys later!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Journal Crazy

Hey everybody!! I don't have as much to show you today, since I didn't work on as much today, but I do have one thing. You know that circles page I did a couple days ago? The one with the big blue stenciled circles? Yeah. Well, I don't know what came over me, but I ended up journaling over it. I don't know. I was just feeling weird, so I did. I actually did the journaling in three directions. Then I painted over it in white. The black ink lifted through the white paint, giving it a cool kind of texture. I really like the way it looks, even though I kind of liked it better before.

Here's a picture of it from a bit of a different angle, where you can see the text just a bit clearer. I know it doesn't look like the coolest thing in the world through the photographs, but it has a lot more texture in real life. I'll see you guys later! Peace.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stenciling and Experimentation

Hey guys! I'm back here with all of you once again, and this time with yet another journal page that I worked on today. I did quite a bit of journaling today, even though I spent about four hours sorting through all of my stuff and tidying up my space. I spent a lot of time cleaning my stuff and messing around with techniques as I went along. That's normally how I clean. I'll be sorting through a lot of stuff, and all of a sudden I'll come across some random thing that I really like. And then I'll be forced by myself to play with it. I'll mess around with that for about 5 minutes, then get back to cleaning. Above is pretty much the only page I was working on today. Adding on layers. I started with a layer of journaling in Sharpie, which I seem to be doing a lot of lately, and then I put on a thin coat of gesso.

I followed that layer with some Portfolio watercolor crayons; I drew a bunch of swirls over the whole page, and then I wet it down with a brush and spread it over the whole page. I really was liking the way it was turning out, and so I decided to keep a few of swirls only partially saturated. So in some places you can see a bit of a swirl here and there. :) Over top of that I ended up taking some dark blue dye ink and stamping a whole layer of a handmade triangle stamp I made with an exacto knife and a cheap eraser.

Finally, I finished off the page with a bunch of cute little stenciled flowers in white. I made the stencil myself with my cricut. It's pretty small, but I just randomly stenciled them in, not really caring much about where they fell. Underneath the first layer that I described in this post, there were a bunch of other layers too. A base layer of paint, some washi tape, a couple layers of stamp and painting, a layer or two of tissue paper; all below the journaling. :) So you can see how many layers I use in a single page. It's defiantly not just a couple. That's my style. I've been developing my style more and more lately; trying out different techniques by different artists, and incorporating them into my PERSONAL style. As you have probably seen from the last couple of posts, I've been experimenting with stencils in my journal. I love using them and they're so fun! So the only way to learn is to experiment. :) See you guys tomorrow!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stenciled Art Journal Page

Hey guys! Guess what? I'm here for the day once again. :) I think the page that I've been working on today is one of my favorites. I know that I've said that pretty much every day for the past few weeks, but it's really true. It's really weird, but the more I art, the more I love the pages I've been working on. In the photo above you can see that I did a darkish blue background and then did a bunch of journaling on it. You can see it's rather rough, and I'm not being careful at all. Some letters are missing in a lot of the words, but for me, the journaling part is simply so I can get all my emotions out on the paper. It also doesn't really matter what it looks like since I normally cover it up later on anyways. After that I blended gesso over top of this layer with a brush.

And here's it after a few more layers. I put some stamping in there with a little bit of patterned paper that I somehow managed to blend into the background with paint. Then for the part that you really see the most of on this page. And that would be the stenciling. I cut out my own full stencil sheet on my cricut. I ended up with a nice stencil and a pretty big stack of circles that I can use in my journal. It's pretty cool. Basically, to do this, I placed my stencil on in a cool arrangement, and then painted all the circles white. I decided that it wasn't good enough, so I did some random circles in a light teal color. I love the way it turned out.

Just one last close up before I go. Here you can see a better example of the stenciling. You can see the texture of the periwinkle colored stamping behind the circles. I know I've said it before; several times in this post even; but I REALLY love the way this turned out. :P But I'll see you guys later! Bye!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Art Journal Background

Hey everyone!! I'm back with all of you once again. This is actually close to one of my favorite pages I've ever made. It's pretty interesting actually. Not as bright as I normally go, but in the same type of color scheme. Basically I just did a REALLY bright page, and then dulled it way down with a really thin coat of gesso. I was hoping it would make it easier to write on, and I'm sort of assuming that it will, considering. The border is probably my very favorite part. I mixed a chocolate brown by taking my regular brown tempera paint, and mixing just a tad bit of black into it. I love the way it turned out. Probably later tonight I'll be adding some journaling page to the base, and then add a bit more gesso. I love journaling before bed lately; it feels like just a different way of keeping a diary or something. Though I prefer the term JOURNAL over diary. Diary sounds too girly to me. Yeah.

Here's a close up of the middle part of the background. Looks pretty cool, huh? I think so. :) Sorry there's not that much of post today. But this was the best I could do. :) One last thing before I go; I worked pretty much all day today on a new website for me to sell mixed media supplies for you guys. Here's a link: :) I hope to see you guys there!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Repurposing a Page

Hey guys! I'm back here with all of you showcasing more art journaling. This is another page that I did for the 3 Little Words class in 21 Secrets. With this one I sort of exited the grain of the project a little bit the first verse I did normally, the second one I did normally, but the third one I just wrote. The words just started coming to me, and I didn't feel like giving up my inner emotions just to stick to the way the project told me to. I have plenty more pages to mess around on when I'm trying to do that. I'm trying to use at least 10 pages for each class, maybe more; I might end up getting another journal. :) Wouldn't that be something? Anyways, yeah. I worked on this page today, but I also have been working on it for a few days. You have seen it too. What am I talking about you may ask? Here's what I'm talking about.

Remember this page? The horrible one that I had no idea what to do with? Yeah. That one. What I ended up doing was doing a TON of journaling on top of it as seen above. Just a note; I do all of my journaling that I don't want people to be able to read in a sloppy cursive, with lots of misspellings. Plus it just gets all of my emotions out. After that, I simply gessoed over top of it and started the creating all over again. And ended up with the above page.

I really love the way that everything seems to fade into the background. I love it. It turned out quite well, if I do say so myself. Now one last thing; the poem. I'm sure you want to see it. :) Here it is.

Sometimes I wonder late at night,
Thinking of things from moments past.
Like a thief in the dark;
Quietly slipping from place to place.

Sometimes I wonder; is there really
A deep sea rarely detected by others?
Full of all my floating fancies,
And all my wells of words?

Is there a place so quiet
That you can't hear yourself whisper;
So dark you can see a million miles?
I don't really know for sure.
But sometimes; I do wonder.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Does This Look Familiar to You??

Well? Does it? :P It should. This is my page from yesterday. I just added a bunch onto it. Yesterday, I just had the background and the journaling down, and today I added some more. I added the photo, the strip of masking tape, and the piano embellishment. I also added the border along the side. That's probably my favorite part of this page, so I'll show more on that later. I just thought it would be cool to show you guys how I really work on my pages. Flipping back and forth between multiple sheets, and playing with the effects I can get. Also, I wanted to show you guys the depth you can get. This page probably took me 3-4 days to complete, but I love it a lot; maybe more than a lot of the pages I've completed in one sitting. I just think that once you give it time to sit, then it's more 'marinated' in your mind.

Here's a better look at the embellishment/photo cluster. Sorry the angle isn't that flattering, I don't really know what happened there. But anyways, I started out with the photo. I tried a few other pictures, before I decided on this one. There's something about it that just complimented the page. Once you set the picture on the page, you can tell exactly when it works, and when it doesn't. I put on the masking tape and all the doodling. But it just didn't seem finished, if you know what I mean. So I sorted through A TON of my embellishments before finally deciding upon this one. Now onto my absolute favorite part. The border.

And here's a closeup of it. It started out as just an accent, with the stenciled black partial circles on the side. I liked it then, but it just wasn't right. It felt strange. Different. Foreign. So what I ended up doing was taking a white gel pen and putting dots around the edges. It was pretty cool then, but I felt like it needed something more. So I took one of my favorite acrylic stamps, and used white acrylic paint to stamp it on the inside of the circles. It was then perfect.

So that's what I've got for today. A bit of a longer post, and it was fun. :) See you guys next time!

Friday, August 12, 2011

21 Secrets - 3 Little Words

So I don't know if I've mentioned it here on the blog before, but I ended up getting 21 Secrets! I've had it for a couple weeks now, and I've been working my way through the first lesson. I know, I'm a slow worker, but I've just been having fun with it and experimenting in any and all ways I can think of. :) I know that's a pretty broad range of things to do, but I think it's fun. I love to do it. Experimentation is the best way to learn, right? In this one, I wrote a kind of poem using segments of three words. It turned out pretty nice in my opinion.

Here's a better showing of the poem itself. I used rubber stamps to stamp onto tissue paper, and then applied it to the background with Mod Podge. This page may also not be finished yet, though I'm not sure. I love the way the colors work together too. Here's the whole poem:

Workouts will be
Off the mark.
Peace and Harmony;
It's a start.

I really like the way the poem itself turned out, though I'm not exactly sure what it means. :P See you guys next time!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

An In Progress Page

Hey everybody!! I'm back for yet another blog post! I know I've said it before, but I've really missed this blog. :) This is a page that I worked on a little bit today; I was actually messing around with it on Ustream a bit, but then I got interrupted to go swimming. :) So this page isn't actually finished; actually the strips of book paper in the corner aren't even glued down yet. I'll do a type of step by step run through of this page, since I haven't put that many layers down yet. I started off with a bunch of leftover paint from the previous page that I had scraped down. You can't really see it that well, but it's there never the less. Next I had some dried paint in my pallet, so I wet my paintbrush, and used it like watercolors. It was pretty cool. It made a type of wash. After that had dried, I stamped text with black acrylic paint. After letting it dry a little bit, I scraped any extra lumps with a credit card for texture.

Then I put a thin layer of gesso over the top, before finishing off the corner with a black flower stencil. There are still going to be a few more layers over the top of this, including journaling and a title, but for the most part I guess it's pretty much done. Mostly because I love the way it looks. I might add something to the middle of the flower, I'm not really sure yet. But anyways; I'll see you guys tomorrow; maybe I'll have a longer post for you guys then. :) Talk you you later!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

50th Blog Post!!

Hey everybody! Back again, and this time I'm documenting an important milestone on my blog. Guess what? This is the 50th post on my blog!! I'm really excited to see where the blog is going to go, and I'm sure that it's only going to get better. Yesterday, I hit 2,000 views! It feels like every time I hit a milestone, another one comes right up. So here's something that I just finished. I made a page in my art journal today, and I actually just did the journaling, and then took the picture. This is a really fun page, and I had a lot of fun creating it. If you look closely, you can see swirls that I drew with oil pastels. That was the first layer. And in some areas you can see the tissue paper I glued on as a border underneath the paint.

Here's a close up of the photos and some of the background. You can also see the journaling around the edges. It's simply the word 'remember' over and over again, written with a calligraphy marker. It has a total of eleven layers if you include the base gesso layer, and if not then it's ten. I love it. This is one of my favorite pages ever. It's so cool. :P So anyways, that's all i've got for you today, so see you later!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Creative Experiments 1.4

Hello my friends!! I'm back again for the second day in a row. It feels really good to be creating and sharing my art with all my internet friends after so long. Today I'm going to be doing another Creative Experiments post, which just happened to be my favorite back when I stopped. I think that I just love the idea of experimenting with a supply until I exhaust it. Then, when I've done one thing I just switch to another. I'm going to be experimenting with another white paint project today. I've used it before in this ongoing project probably about three times. Today I'm going to be using a wash of white paint. I thought that it wouldn't work, but it actually worked a lot better than I thought it would have. The piece above is something that I didn't quite hate, but I didn't really like it either. It started to bug me just sitting in my journal, so I thought I might as well try this, and if it didn't work, then oh well.

Here's the result. I love the way it looked, and the texture was amazing. I didn't really know what to do, so I did a bunch of stamping, and then I tried this technique with masking tape. Sadly, it kind of ruined the background, and it reminded me of an updated christmas wrapping paper. My mom said it reminded her of a really cluttered basket. I should have taken a picture of that before I continued on, but I hated it so much, I couldn't stand to look at it for another second. Soo... I used a rust colored oil pastel to color the page. I liked it, but then I stamped some circles over the entire page with white paint, and added a few strips of painted masking tape down by the bottom. It's cool. I like it now.

But it took a lot to get it this way. I guess the lesson learned here is that you can never be afraid to cover up good layers, and you can't be afraid of the WAY ugly layers. Oh yeah. And a white acrylic paint wash DOES work.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I Missed This Crazy, Online Internet World

Hi everybody!! I'm back finally! That was stressful. Moving. Wow. But I'm glad that I'm finally back and ready to be journaling again. I've really missed it. And you guys. I can't explain how much I've missed you guys! Sorry that there's not a picture today, but I sort of am doing this on the fly. I remembered how long it had been since I'd posted and thought I'd check in, as well as trying to put together some sort of plan for this blog. I had one at one time, but I've probably misplaced it somewhere in the abyss that is my room. I still have a bunch of boxes to unpack, and somehow I lost 3 or 4 notebooks that I have a lot of important stuff in. I'm probably going to go dig them out after this, but we'll see. Maybe I'll just go journal. Who knows.

So my journal has defiantly been growing larger since the last time I've shared. I've done quite a few more pages, and actually STARTED another journal. For 21 SECRETS!! I finally got it. I'm trying to pry 180 hours out of the thing so I can count it as a fine arts credit for school. Awesome? I think so. I've done probably 6 0r 7 pages in my new journal, even though about three of them are currently in progress. I'll be sharing some of these with you as well. I'm still going to try to continue my other things though. You know; the stuff I had going on before. My creative experiments, and my weekly checkup and such. It was always fun.

So here's something; I've started jogging. Walking. Running. Whatever you want to call it. I started it. I've only done it twice, but I'm sitting here right now, and my legs feel like they're going to fall apart. Which shows you how badly out of shape I am. Frankly, I'm a little confused as to how I was doing martial arts twice a week, and not being in shape. But anyways. It's called Couch to 5k, and so far, it's "fun". I guess. But arting is a lot more fun. So currently I'm in an ongoing battle with my brother as to who can get more viewers to their blog. Ha. Currently I'm in the lead, but not by much. So I'm gonna start my writing again. :) That's not the only reason though. The real reason is; I missed this crazy, online internet world.
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