Thursday, May 2, 2024

Art Journaling

 I have slowly been working away in my art journal - my idea is to use each of the pages to demonstrate a sentiment or phase that I really like.

I purchased some paper by 49 and Market along with additional embellishments and I used that for the first two spreads. There are some acetate pieces, fabric tape and rub-ons along with some spattering of Distress Oxide sprays and paints. 

For the last spread, I did something different. Honestly, I'm not happy with this but it's part of the learning process. 

A few years ago, The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a book after spending some time together, discussing elements of life, They decided upon the 8 Pillars of Life - qualities that are important to live a fulfilling life. I love these and I try hard to practice them in my own life. 

I painted twelve squares with two colours of ink and doodled around each of them. Inside eight of them, I wrote one quality. As an afterthought, I added a bit of additional information underneath each word. I simply doodled on the remaining two spots. 




crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal pages,love the beautiful papers and butterflies. To be honest I wouold say the last spread is the best of all because it is personal to you!
Carol x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Awesome pages, Alison! You're getting your feel for what you want to express and that's the important thing. The method to the madness will change and evolve, and that's part of it. Keep it up, you're doing great! xoxo