peek into my latest art journal pages…

I love art journaling. I’ve always done it, even before the term “art journaling” became so common in art circles on social media. I love to have notebooks at the ready for drawing, painting, writing, dreaming…I’ve done this as long as I can remember.

Of course, now there’s SO much inspiration for art journaling! I have a few artists I follow whose art journals look like beautiful pieces of original art I’d love to have on my walls ( Julie Balzer and Alisa Burke are my two favorites!).

I’ve been on a major drawing marathon, but I try to find time to art journal as often as I can. Here are my latest (unfinished) pages – my first art journaling pages for 2016…

I started with a mask I made of a female figure, tracing it with a white gel pen...

I started with a mask I made of a female figure, tracing it with a white gel pen…

one of my favorite tools: my Signo white ink pen!

one of my favorite tools: my Signo white ink pen!

colored pencils add lots of dimension and texture...

colored pencils add lots of dimension and texture…

I started with a dark background, but it didn't stay that way...

I started with a dark background, but it didn’t stay that way…

adding a bright green with cosmetic sponge was first step to brightening things up...

adding a bright green with cosmetic sponge was first step to brightening things up…

my fingers are another favorite tool when painting...

my fingers are another favorite tool when painting…

turquoise, purple, and green lightened up the background...

turquoise, purple, and green lightened up the background…

white ink added fun dimension to green dots...

white ink added fun dimension to green dots…

filled figure with goals for 2016...

filled figure with goals for 2016…

Balzer Bits hand stencil...

Balzer Bits hand stencil…

still deciding how to finish this page!

still deciding how to finish this page!

pretty happy with how this page is developing...stay tuned!

pretty happy with how this page is developing…stay tuned!

‘Til next time!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “peek into my latest art journal pages…

  1. hey, i never knew this was a thing. but this is really cool. i was really drawn towards the page with the words “called to be creative” and “2016 I’m ready.” guess it resonates with me as well! 🙂 thanks for sharing and good luck Susie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s