Over Christmas and New Year's, my modem died. So I used the time "off-line" to finish my Artist Journal.
Do I like all the pages? Not especially. But are they done? Yup. The Artist Journal was never about making great art or even sharing it with others; it was about trying out some ideas to see if they'd pan into anything. It was always about just sitting and decompressing from the rigors of the day. Art journaling is my escape whether or not anything comes from it.
So here's the final pages of the Artist Journal: (I apologize for some of the fuzzy photos. I was trying to rush to get the pages photographed to share and didn't want to retake them.)
Feathers: Being stuck for ideas, this page came about from the decision to used Hot Pink and Bright Blue paint. I cut out the little photos on the back of an extra bird calendar to use as collage. I've used them on a few other pages but picked out the ones with a mostly pink color to match the background. Stenciling with blue and some bright orange dots added for layering. I ripped some extra patterned paper into feather shapes and glued them down but not on the edges so the feathers have some dimension. Black spatters to finalize the page. (I'm going to remember the torn paper feathers. They were easy to make and have a great look.)
Here's a few of the pages that helped to complete the journal, but would be more of an Honorable Mention:
Here's the chunky journal that has been TWO YEARS in the making:
Thanks for hanging in to the end of this massive post! But I wanted to just GET IT DONE!
Happy New Year!
"The cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done." --The Irish Rovers, "Come By the Hills"