new art journal…

I started a new art journal.  I added watercolour pages to an old book cover to make this new journal.  So far I have worked on a couple of pages.

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I want to add more meaning to my pages, but I seem to have difficulty with adding words to them.  Anyway maybe that will come in time.

The reason I called my blog soul treat art journaling was because it is my treat , to myself to play with paint, pencils, paper and colour.

 

 

After a few days of heavy rain and grey skies, there is some signs of spring on the way.  The days are a little warmer.

And the first baby birds of the year are squeaking for food all day, keeping their parents busy.

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drive in the countryside…

We headed off this morning for a drive in the countryside.  It was to buy this fabric for a quilt I am going to make.  Not art supplies this trip, as I have more than one creative interest.

DSCN0609Patches of Kyogle was where we were headed first.

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Then we had a wander down the main street and lunch at a cafe.

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 Then we decided to take a big loop home, past grazing cattle.

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DSCN0599Along a dirt road, towards a rainbow.

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DSCN0605And back past another twist in the river.DSCN0606Anyway it was a nice drive in the country, which took longer than was first planned, and I can now begin my quilt.

not perfect…

_DSC0102This is the first page in a art book, I am going to alter.  This face is coloured with copic marker, I’ve had for 6 months and hardly used.  I know I have a lot to learn about copic markers, but that is half the fun.  The first layer was cheap gesso, which is a little too plasticy, than a stencil with ink and then I just went ahead and sketched and coloured the face.  I am surprised the markers went as well as they did over the gesso.  And they didn’t bleed through to the other side which was great.  They are a bit too streaky though, but if I add more layers and some coloured pencils that might help.

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Can’t wait till I have a book that’s fat and bursting, with fun.

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I joined Teesha Moores,  Artrosnauts club and am exploring this form of collage.

The images are from the collage sheets that are included in the club.

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I don’t seem to know what style I want to collage, because I like the style below to.

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Anyway I can just keep playing and maybe my own style will emerge…somewhere between the two.

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I would love to add more meaning to my pages, and as I’m showing I have lots of incomplete pages that need words.

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And some pretty roses, because I found them at Woolworth’s for $5, today.

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Even though they aren’t perfect they are still beautiful!!!