A new video, after about two weeks without ! It felt so good to set up the camera again while playing in my Art Journaling.
I have to confess something: I love trying new things, especially art supplies (I can spend hundreds of dollars on paint and fancy smoochy creative related items, and will cringe when I need to spend $20 on a dress. Gloops. What happened to me ??? ). When Dyan Reaveley announced she was releasing an Art Journal with her Dylusions line at Rangers, I was sceptical. I’ve known her for years and especially for her art journals, but still… what could her journal have that would make it really like it ? It is big. it is very fat. it is expensive (my beloved local scrapbooking store sells it for about $27 !). But you know… I wanted to try it anyway, just because I like making my own mind about things.
And even if I don’t use (yet) the inside pocket, I’ve grown to love it quite much. The paper seem to really take about any media, which is rare to find.
I loved how, when sharing my excitement at the early «getting to know you» phase with this journal, my friend Melissa (from Yellow Melle) told me «It seems like a good one… but I guess you truly have to commit to it !» (speaking of the size and number of pages I guess) and it’s still on my mind (and now on the front cover). She is so right, I need to commit to my relationship with my art journal, and I am falling in love again with it, finding my way back. not really paying attention to «it does not seem like me», if it comes out of me, then it is me if you know what I mean… Oh and don’t worry, I am still binding my own journals as well, love doing it too much to give it up !
Back to this week Art Journaling video: Not sure if I wanted to share my creative process over a painting or an art journal spread, I ask on my Facebook page. Marci nicely proposed me to start with this theme: Something related to peace in the midst of the storm. So this is what I hold in my heart when I started.
I am letting go a lot. And it feels like a painful growth spurt. But I do know it is all for the best, preparing for what’s to come (more on that later).
I am still struggling with shading my faces, but I know I’ll get there (by «there» I mean «a place where I really love the outcome»). And I know it is okay that it takes time.
To convey the storm part of it, I decided to scratch. I love applying a sicker layer of paint over another one, and then scratching so it will partly reveal what’s underneath. I also used my trusty Stabilo pencil to make intuitive marks here and there.
Please, if you have questions about what I used, don’t be shy and ask away