I love making art journals, junk journals and other forms of books. However, embarking on one of these is always a huge time-consuming project…or at least it was until I discovered the joy of making tiny art journals.
It was easy to make a complete journal in an evening. What’s more, the finished project is just so much fun.
Making this piece was so liberating. After experiencing a horrible, no good, really bad day, all I wanted to do was crawl under the bedcovers, but knew that I had too many upcoming projects I needed to work on.
Instead of retreating from the world, I pulled out some some sea-themed chipboard pieces because the waterways always soothe my soul. To keep things simpler, I decided to limit my palette to only two colors beyond black and white.
I found this decision liberating as my project came together lickety-split–which for me, the world’s slowest artist, is nothing short of miraculous.
Actually, I have been going beyond more than just one comfort zone. I have been trying a lot of new things–from starting art product lines, to growing friendships and alliances in the art industry, to expanding the kinds of art I make to opening up about last year’s health scare.
What does your creative process look like? For me, some vintage
Silver Star tickets sitting on my desk reminded me of the old Beatles song.
That inspired me to search through my stash to find the perfect saucy
A lingerie model from a 1940s magazine and several elements from Gypsy Soul, including a silver star, set me on the path to create this mixed media / altered art wagon.
With the season of ghosts and goblins fast approaching, I am thrilled to share my tutorial for an altered art Halloween mini album. You can see the entire tutorial with lots of detailed pictures of creative pages on my Robin’s Nest Design Team post.
Altering books is one of my favorite activities. With so many options available from pre-made books found at craft stores to repurposed children’s books to making books from scratch, I find making altered books almost as irresistible as sneaking Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups out of my kids’ trick or treat bags. Please note that emphasis on almost, because, well, I really like Reeses. Read the rest of this entry →