I’ve been doing lots of art journaling lately. Late at night, when the husband and mother in law are asleep, that’s MY time. You’ll find me at the dining table with a wonderful mess spread out in front of me, drawing and doodling and collaging until about 1:30 in the morning…
Creating artwork has taken a backseat to home projects. We finally have an extra room in this small house, and eventually it will be my workspace. My beautiful outdoor art shed is where I keep lots of art-ing and crafting supplies, but I can’t work out there since I need to keep an eye on my mother in law. So we’re in the process of turning the third bedroom into a (small) studio/workspace. Yay!
So for now, late night journaling is my creative outlet. I use whatever supplies I have on hand: Crayola watercolors, Sharpie oil based paint markers, uni-ball white ink pens, PITT artist pens (black), and Sakura gelly roll pens are my current favorites.
If you’re in a creative rut, or just don’t have time or space for big art-ing, try any of these methods! Trace your own hands, tear pages out of magazines, make your own masks (like the black figures in the first photo) and get to it.