Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
It feels important to sometimes just share my art with you. My hope is that you will find art journaling inspiration in seeing another artist’s work. Perhaps you’ll try new techniques or materials. Just looking at some of the blogs of my favorite artists is important food for my artistic soul.
I created this piece with no brushes. Yup – finger painting! I hope I can inspire you to try out using your materials in some new and playful ways too. You’ll be amazed at what you can do if you let go of some of the expectations of “good art” and just allow yourself permission to play.
The circles are all in white gel pen* and black Faber Castell Pitt pen.* The black pitt was previously drawn on the page and I mostly covered it to integrate it into this piece. This spread is in one of my Strathmore tan paged journals,* which I LOVE.
Come on, spend some time smearing some paint. Choose 1 – 2 similar colors plus white, and see what emerges. Don’t be afraid to work in layers until you are pleased. Remember to stand back frequently so that you can truly see your piece. This helps me a lot.
The last thing I want to tell you is that this art journal spread is also a part of a very, very special surprise that I will be revealing next Wednesday. I can’t wait. Until then, talk to me in the comments about your art journaling adventures, would you?
And if you are looking for more art journaling ideas, check out my art journaling tutorials page.Sometimes the best art pieces are the simplest. #couragetocreate #artjournaling Click To Tweet
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