My Journey Into Art

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Art journaling

I seem to be on a role with the creativity and art making...and I'm loving it!  Here's a journal spread that I finished a couple of days ago.  I drew this girl from imagination.  I had the urge to draw a face so I did.  Once she was drawn, I had to figure out what I was going to do with the rest of the spread.  I flung a little paint here and there, stamped, painted some more added some collage and there you have it.  Then I found a quote that resonated with me in the moment.

"Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I can see,
Only as much as I dream can I be."
- Karen Ravn

<Art Journal

13 comments:

  1. Nice page...I like the writing underneath your face!

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  2. WOW Stephanie, so glad your on a creative kick and doing AWESOME with it!! Love this girl and the words for it. The background is so pretty!!

    I saw your other posts and LOVED THEM TOO!! Keep the creating mojo going love seeing them!!

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    1. Aww..thanks, Dawn. I think you are my personal cheerleader! I love you for that!

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  3. nice layout! thanks for sharing this quote. so true!!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the quote. I thought it was good one too.

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  4. Great quote! And I love that you had an "urge" and followed it! Way to go. Love the page.

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    1. Thank you, Janet! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    1. Thank you very much, Julie. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  6. I like lots of things about this page, but especially the way you've integrated all the different parts. Live Big is such a great phrase, I may have to borrow it!

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    1. Kooky, by all means borrow it. If it inspires you to live big, then all the better!

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  7. This is AWESOME! I can sort of tell that you were in the "flow" just by looking at it. I love when that happens. I have been on a bit of a "roll" lately, too- just sort of going from thing to thing in the studio, and when I feel a little resistant, I just scribble on a piece of paper and go with it. If it turns into something- a collage, a drawing, a piece of writing- great. But if I spent an hour on it and it's no turning into anything, no big deal. I try and remember that at least the time was spent doing something I love even if there's nothing tangible to show for it. I'm also spending a lot more time beading- I forgot how meditative it can be. I started leaving my beads and findings out (I usually am pretty obsessive about cleaning up my studio all the time, so this is sort of a big deal) so that whenever I feel edgy or like maybe I am getting cranky, I can just sit and bead. It usually winds up keeping me busy for hours, which is kind of interesting.

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