Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Daily Creative Journey Pages

Good morning! For any of you who have followed me in the past, I am reintroducing the Daily Creative Journey Pages. This project began a few years ago, as a morning doodle for me, and then I began posting them for others to use. I subsequently go back to them and color them in, like this:
I like these pages because you can go back and fill in your journaling around the artwork, and it is a good idea starter.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Open Heart Journal Page

Open Heart Page - October 5

I love to art journal. It is a meditative process that allows me to just concentrate on specific parts of the process. First I find a page I've painted, usually an abstract background—or if none are finished ahead of time, I paint one. Then, I create a border using washi tape or strips of paper or I doodle one in. The next step is to collage in a figure or focal point. Sometimes I draw this image or I find it in a magazine or other source. Then I find a quote or just write in a random thought I am thinking. The real relaxing part of this for me is the last part, which is where the image above is at. I now get to go in and doodle on this, fill in the letters, maybe do some more writing. It brings the entire piece together nicely in the end. Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Art on the Avenue!

This is Candyland, a painting I did of the store front in downtown St. Paul. You can see this and many others this Saturday at Amore Coffee on Smith Avenue, West St. Paul, MN as part of Art on the Avenue! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Painting Started

Just started this painting. It is 30" x 40" and I am working in acrylic paint. That said, I am working with acrylic extender, so I am building up layers of thin paint. I like it so far, trying to build depth and texture.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I am BACK!


Back from...life in general. I am happy to say I will be posting frequently, sharing my latest work and generally staying accountable to getting some work done. :-) And, naturally, there is always the fabulous giveaway...dare I say "Free Journals?" I will keep you all posted on that juicy tidbit.