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Art Journal: Start Fresh

July 25, 2011

Well, I did it.  This afternoon I worked on an art journal page for the first time in months.  It felt good.  I got glue on my fingers and tape on my pants.  And I had forgotten how therapeutic this is for me.  I am really glad I gave myself the challenge to make a new page each day this week.  I am going to love spending time doing this!

July 25, 2011

I have a box of stuff that I use on my art journals, plus anything else I can see hanging out that is the right colors.  This particular page was inspired by the colors that Shimelle used on this page, which ironically was inspired by this photo.  I love how inspiration feeds on inspiration.  On this page I used springy colors, because starting fresh just seems like a springy colors kind of feeling.  A little (ok, a lot) of washi tape, a bit of vintage lace and fabric and a new paper doily finally came together to make this page.  I’m out of practice and this took a lot longer than I thought it would!

Instax 3

This would be Instax photo #3.  This one I took with the closeup filter.  The hardest part is not being able to see just what things are going to look like, and do a few test shots to make sure you have what you want.  Shooting with this little camera is going to be good for me I think!

7252011 flower

I added a few layers of fabric flowers with some ribbon and a vintage button to give myself some dimension… and really, the flowers were just sitting there on the shelf, and if it is the right color, it goes into the pile on my desk.  Sometime this week I’ll have to take pictures of the giant mess I create while I am making things.  It’s ridiculous!

start fresh

Anyway, I’m off to bed, we had a late night at a family party, where I made some delicious raspberry lemon ice cream.  If we hadn’t eaten it all I would be having a raspberry lemon midnight snack!  More art journals tomorrow.  I think I’ll dream about them tonight…

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2011 12:41 am

    You make such beautiful things. And I agree, springtime colors definitely equal fresh start in my book, too.

  2. July 26, 2011 6:05 am

    The pink typewriter is oh-so dreamy! ❤

    x
    Lost in the Haze

  3. July 26, 2011 10:12 am

    Love it! Your art journal pages are so inspiring to *me* (speaking of inspiration feeding on inspiration)! Thanks for posting!

  4. Kassie permalink
    July 26, 2011 10:52 am

    Your journal should be the pages of a magazine that I would certainly subscribe to.

  5. July 26, 2011 3:17 pm

    Super pretty.

  6. July 26, 2011 10:58 pm

    Love your creative journey. So glad you’re sharing it.

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