Intuitive art journaling offers fascinating insights into the subconscious. I wasn't the least bit surprised to see this mask and armor appear as I approached each day like I was "headed into battle".
I'm in a skull and skeleton gallery show this autumn, so once again, it's no surprise to me that a skeleton would make himself known to me.
When I'm working in my art journal, I like to begin by writing thoughts, phrases and words. Sometimes I just use a regular ink pen. Sometimes I use a brush and craft acrylics. Often times, I'm listening to a lecture or music while I'm working, and that's where some of the phrases and words come from that I use in my work.
An art journal is the perfect place to experiment with new media. I recently purchased a set of Inktense pencils (which I LOVE!). Experimentation is all about the journey and not the end result.
What better place to determine how acrylics, Inktense pencils, and Neocolor II water soluble crayons interact with each other than in my art journal? The 9"x12" portrait landscape is perfect for me.
It seems that I was channeling Klimt for this page!
I threw some oil pastels into the mix, and how much fun were those? It's great to pull out those art items that have somehow gotten pushed aside. It's easy to get into an art journaling routine. It's a trap! Rotate your supplies periodically.
I hope you enjoyed the tour through some my "experimental" art journal pages. Remember the smaller, "Winter" journal that I made?
I'm happy to announce that I haven't missed one day of art journaling in this page a day book! I'll be showing you these pages in the near future.
I hope that you're new year has gotten off to a happy and creative beginning, and I hope that you're creative muse is bursting with new ideas for you to explore.
CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE