You guys… you might think I am crazy because a few weeks ago, I purchased a Very Big Sketchbook. I first saw it on Facebook after Effy Wild shared about it on her timeline. You know by now that I have an obsession with journals and sketchbooks, and I have a ton of each (and still a good chunk empty).
Your words do not have to be legible
I assure you, they absolutely don’t. Your art journal is a sacred place that can be for your eyes only. Usually, when it is an art journal spread I know I won’t publicly share, I write as I’m pleased. Even when I want them to be clear in a video (for example), I can hide them in the first layers that will end up covered up.
Your art journal is yours, the decisions belong to you.
The saying “Hiding in plain sight” kept coming to me while I was creating this page. It was obvious soon enough in my process that this Nixie was a part of me that was actually always hiding, but right under everyone’s nose. Both here and not here at the same time.
Do you incorporate words in your art journal ? What’s your favorite method if you choose to add them in ?
Products used for this project:
✼ Very Big Sketchbook
✼ Radiant Rain mist – SNAPDRAGON
✼ Radiant Rain mist – GINGER FLOWER
✼ Stabilo mark-it-all – BLACK
✼ Silk Acrylic Glaze – KEY LIME
✼ Silk Acrylic Glaze – FOREST GREEN
✼ Oil Pastels