i sit down and evaluate what i did previously and then make a quick decision about what i will do next and get that done.
often i find that something needs to dry a bit anyway so i'm ready to put it away until the next time. until then i carry ideas around with me about how i might continue and as i go about my other activities (both art and routine stuff) i find that new ideas (or variations) occur to me.
and best of all, i'm finding that i get such a good energy from doing the work/play within my art journal that i'm getting more done in other areas of my life too. can't beat that~!
my newly finished page is on the left and the page on the right has had a few small additions to it so that the pages 'work' together.
i'll be linking up with Art Journal Every Day at Balzer Designs today.
i enjoy seeing what other art journalers are doing to their pages and sharing mine with them is fun too. today Julie is "sharing some art journal pages from the end of August and the beginning of September." her artwork is also very inspiring~!
as the weather cools off i'm finding that i want to do a page or two representing the fall season so i'm currently working on that.
recently i received a surprise package in the mail from Barb of Fun with Barb. i was delighted to find a book inside called "Fairyopolis ~ A Flower Fairies Journal" by F Warner & Co. The artwork within was done by Cicely Mary Barker and is absolutely wonderful~!! thank you so much Barb for thinking of me when you found this treasure and for passing it along.
Barb noted that i could do anything i'd like with the book and so far i've spent quite a lot of time with it as i sip on my steaming morning coffee (well, it starts out steaming). it's been inspiring and a beautiful way to start each day.
the artwork is stunning in every detail.
i'm finding that i love the interactive inclusions within the book. i really must try to do this type of thing more often in my own art journal.
isn't this small "guide to fairies and trees" fun?
it accordian folds out and is full of further artwork.
i realize that when things like this are on the page the book becomes a sort of playground for the reader.
this sweet illustration of a blackberry fairy is tempting me to cut it out and apply it to my newest pages . . . wouldn't it be perfect for a fall themed page in my own art journal?
i'm not sure that i can cut it though~!
recent gifts include:
- the unexpected generousity of a special internet friend found within the blogging world
- time spent with a good book
- the affects of art journaling on my life
- a cup of hot tea with honey in the afternoon as i enjoy the slight chill of a fall day