Friday, February 1, 2013

Life - Daily Art Journal Page

Hey guys! What's up?

I know that it's been a while since my last post, but I've been trying to make time to do art in general. Since my weekend away from home, I kind of got out of the swing of things. However, now I'm back, hopefully for all of February. That's what I'm hoping for at least.

On Thursday, I gave blood for the very first time, through my school. I had a whole lot of fun doing it (though I don't think it was supposed to be fun), and I thought that it was a very interesting experience. It only took me a total of three minutes to give a pint of blood, and the lady who was doing it seemed surprised. Not sure what that means, but hopefully it's not a bad thing. XD

Anyways. I was inspired to do a page based around that concept. The fact that I did give blood.

 I had a sort of idea in the back of my head that I wanted to come into fruition, but I could only BARELY see it in my mind's eye. What I had to end up doing was just starting in the first place, and not being afraid to mess up. Really, all that I had for the concept was the fact that I knew I wanted to use a lot of red, and I wanted to have the red drops coming down the page.

Even the heart was something that kind of came to me in the moment.

That's one of the things that I love about mixed media art. About art journaling in general. You don't necessarily have to know what you're doing before you do it. I know that, at least for me personally, the actual process of working actually prompts more ideas in my mind. Makes my vision clearer.

After every couple of layers, I get a few more ideas for the next few layers. That's just the way I like to work.

Anyways. I hope that you guys enjoyed seeing this page; I feel like it has a lot more personal meaning than a lot of the other pages that I do, and that makes it unique. And that's a good thing.

Linking to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Try it on Tuesday. :)


  1. Rich with color giving blood is a charitable act...good for you!!

    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Loving all the textures and layering of the colors, great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  3. For the texture ,did you use paper towels? Just curious .... wonderful page.

  4. For the texture ,did you use paper towels? Just curious .... wonderful page.

  5. what wonderful ART Journaling blog- became follower!
    Thank you for supporting our ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

    you simply can link this wonderful peace page below to the theme!
    would be great to have this for this month theme!
    xxx Susi

  6. Thanks Melanie! And yes, I did use paper towels to create the texture in the corners of the page. I simply collaged it on with craft glue, and let it dry. I love the texture that it gives, and it's so fun to work with; all of the materials absorb into it!

  7. I too love how just painting and not worrying about mistakes and just let it evolve. I've talked a couple times on my blog about my wall canvases having a life of their own! So glad to hear that your experience with giving blood was a good thing ♥ Thanks so much for joining us over at TIOT, Get Ready for Valentines Day Challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  8. Jordan, this is beautiful work! Proud of you for giving your blood.

  9. terrific journal page. Happy PPF, Annette x

  10. A wonderfully vibrant journal-page!!! Love the texture and that the traces of the paint brush are still visible in some areas! Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at TioT!

    Claudia x

  11. brilliant and vibrant, thank you for sharing at tiot.EE

  12. Very cool journal page, look forward to seeing more! HPPF!

  13. As someone who needs blood regularly it is awesome to hear that you have joined in... you have no clue how much it means to people who need it... and the page is ery cool... xx

  14. I like this page, and the story behind it. very cool.


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