Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Art Journaling

My art journal is coming right along. My favorite time of the day is the time I spend with my art journal. It's very therapeutic and relaxing and I'm so glad I started on this creative journey. I have completed several backgrounds in my journal, but have yet to write on most of them.

I've managed to get over my fear of the blank page, but now I'm trying to force the actual writing, which is causing me to hit a creative brick wall. I decided that rather than getting frustrated I would set them aside and wait until the words come to me. Chasing them will only make them run faster and further away.

This is one of my very favorite backgrounds, and my first 'somewhat successful' attempt at layering. I put the paint on with a damp makeup sponge wedge and wow, the texture it created was wonderful and so much different than using a paint brush.

One of my main sources of inspiration is looking at the artwork of others. I just finished reading my issue of Art Journaling Magazine. It took me a month because I read it cover to cover and I try to just 'soak up' some of the creative energy from the very talented artists featured in the magazine.

I have ordered the Winter 2010 issue, which will hopefully come this week. What a beautiful and inspiring magazine this is! Full of tips, techniques, and pictures of amazing work.

The weather here has been so cold, perfect for getting cozy and playing in my art journal, which is what I'm off to do now. So until next time, be inspired!


Christie O. said...

that really is beautiful! i keep a tiny notebook around with me and write in it whenever i feel the urge (i have had to pull off the side of the road to write in it before!) the ideas strike anywhere. anyhoo, this is beautiful!!

Janet said...

Your journal pages are beautiful. I love how you used the face on both sides of the page. I only started working in my art journal last year and since then I've learned so much. I don't always write on my pages. Sometimes I just let the art speak for itself.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sonya Love your pages, I too find words hard,....but I have realised over time, that words have an exact meaning, whereas images can convey so much more, and sometimes that is harder to pin down Janet (soul journalling)

Ophelia said...

Hi Sonya,
I found your blog today and it is very inspiring...
I love your journal pages, and I have to favorite time of day is with my journal!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Sonya...I am a designer for Home Impressions and was pleased to see Ria's announcement toay that you are the winner of the beautiful art image. Congratulations! I thought I would have a look at your blog and I love what you are creating with your excellent! I am going to join your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Have a great time with your new stamp...this image will undoubtedly grace one of your journal pages one day and I hope to see it here. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. Hugs, Gayle (in Canada)

abitosunshine said...

Your art journaling is great!

I ran across your blog in the BlogCatalog ... nice!

I'm following you through GFConnect now and hope you'll visit me at

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