Monday, May 28, 2012

In Five Years

In five years, where do you want to be? Interesting question, no? I managed to scrape aside some time today to work in my journal, and I forgot how much I missed it! Sometimes I don't realize how much I honestly need my art time, when I'm so busy in my day to day life. I've been so busy with school that I really haven't done any art at all since the last time I posted, which was a while ago. I think that I need to make sure that I set aside some time each day, especially during the summertime, to work with my art. Maybe even get up an hour earlier, so that I have a nice, art filled morning as a nice way to start my day. And then I'll make sure to come on over here and share everything with you. :)

This page had quite a few layers on it, and you can kind of see the journaling in the background. That's how I've liked to start out quite a few of my most recent pages. It kind of gets you in the mood to work on the page, and, for me, as I've been writing out how I'm feeling about the topic, I start getting ideas on how I want to work the page. For example, as I was writing the journaling for this page, I got the idea to do this page mostly in blues, as that is my favorite color, and this page is very much about me and my goals.

On this page, I decided to do a little bit of a collage on top of the painted background. Sometimes it's kind of hard for me to decide what to do on a page, especially when I haven't worked in a journal for a while (I kind of forget what choices I have!!), but this sort of came naturally to me. I sorted through some of my images that I have collected over the years, trying to look for some interesting black and while images, and any with a blue or purple tint. I had some other pieces that I had culled, but I decided not to use them. That's fine too, just put them back where you found them, and save them for another page. Normally they end up just sitting on my desk until I decide to use them, but maybe you'll be able to work up the motivation to tidy your stuff up. ;) Also, I used my typewriter from the '50s that I got for Christmas to type up some of my journaling. I also hand wrote some of it, to add a bit of an eclectic style to it.

So that's what I have for you guys today. I hope to be back on here tomorrow, and I'll see you then! But, for now, Adios!!

1 comment:

  1. Have discovered your blog via the new Blog Train (would never have found it otherwise). Loving this art - just my style. Someone else who does a bit of everything!


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