Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Forget Me Not

Yay!  Today I have found time and energy for a bit of blogging!  Here's another page from my ongoing "Scraps" journal featuring more painted flowers and a pie chart page inspired by a prompt from the incredibly informative and inspiring Daisy Yellow zine.  I work on this journal in little chunks of time throughout each day: a swipe of paint here, a collaged scrap there.  I am taking my sweet time with this journal, returning to it whenever my everyday life gets a touch too troublesome.  As a result, this work feels calmer and more spacious than much of my previous journal work as seen here and here as well.  Art journaling morphs to accommodate and reflect the artist's needs, state of mind, daily struggles, and inner desires.  It is truly a fabulous coping mechanism for living.  I have no idea where I would be without my journals...

11 comments:

Sherry/Cherie said...

I'm taking encouragement and inspiration here -- I have tried to art journal in the past and couldn't lose myself in it...for a lot of reasons I'm only now coming to understand. And now I'm attempting to get back into it. You saying that you return to this when you have time, when you feel the need...that makes sense to me. Something I can take away and put in my pocket to remember. Thank you!

Alice said...

your work is just gorgeous! incredibly inspiring!

merriamfrank said...

Here from GiT -- looooove that forget me not page! What gorgeous swirly colors.

storybeader said...

what cute forget-me-nots! It's nice to have a release.
I've found recently that I CAN wait for the paint to dry, as I couldn't before. My art journal has become a zen treatment for myself! {:-Deb

Kate Robertson said...

I am intrigued with the idea of Tammy's zines, do you have more than one? I was going to get the latest but then I can get 2 cheaper than one so I was wondering your thought on them.

Susie said...

Love your pages and your thoughts. I'm with you on how self affirming keeping a visual journal is. I'm also a huge fan of colorful 'pie' wheels. :)

gypsy said...

Thank you for the mention, Michelle! I'm so happy to see a pie in your journal today!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I am new to art journaling. I took an e course of Kelly Kilmers and loved it but have yet to discover my own style. I have not tried working in small increments of time. I have always worked when I have enough time to get at least half a page completed. Thank you for sharing your process.

Karyna @ PaperSquid said...

The colors and everything really caught my eye. It feels very vibrant. I love how you describe art journaling. I've read about it before, and seen some, but never officially kept or started an official art journal. Like you said, "It is truly a fabulous coping mechanism for living. I have no idea where I would be without my journals..." Beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me this morning.

Jana TangledPen said...

Great journal page! You're right - art journaling is really helping through rough patches as well...

Michelle Reuss-Remy said...

Hi Kate!
I only have issue #9 of Tammy's zine but if you've seen/read her website then you'll have a great idea what her lovely zine is like: full of color, inspiration, and food for thought...

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