Saturday, 2 June 2007

Art Journal 2005

A while ago (well, in 2005 to be exact) I took part in an online Art Journal class run by Shimelle. We had frequent 'prompts' to get us motivated and give us ideas for our journals. It was the first time I'd tried anything like that and I quite enjoyed it really, it made me think about things and it also made me start to 'create' again during a time where I hadn't been creative for a while. Since I am (still) waiting for my camera to return to me, I thought I'd share some of the pages of the journal with you.

Bear in mind that these are not of any great artworthiness (is that even a word?), just me 'footering' about with glue and paper etc.
This is the front cover of the journal, I'm afraid the flash has made some of the images impossible to see.
I think this was the first page, full of blethers!
I'm guessing the theme here was risk - lol! I think it was probably something like 'are you a risk taker or...?'

Another page, not sure of the prompt here - it was a while ago.

I have more pages but I won't bore you with them all here! I think one of the best things was just getting out the paint, gessoing up the pages, cutting out bits of paper, glueing etc etc - just like being a kid again - and most importantly being 'brave' enough just to write down anything that came to mind, no matter how trivial or ridiculous it seemed! I might like to do it again someday.

11 comments:

About Purple Missus said...

Even though you did this work a couple of years ago it still looks very current. And is certainly not boring! I would love to see more of your pages - and I'm sure lots of your other readers would too.

Carol said...

These pages are amazing. i love the last one and the risk taker the most.

Carol said...

I too would love to see more of your pages they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Susan D said...

Yes please, I'd like to see more of your pages.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

These look great, I've never done anything like this before so would love to see more of your work and how it's done. How do you use Gesso? I've heard of it but haven't tried using it.It looks very effective.

Gill x

Waltraud said...

It´s certainly not boring, it´s very interesting to see these pages, I´m looking forward to see the oothers.

Jacquelines blog said...

Your pages are great! I love text in a design.

Dianne said...

These pages are great - definitely not boring!! I think you should show us some more definitely!!!

Joy said...

Those journal pages are amazing, so creative and inspiring. Have just come across your blog, will be visiting again.

Alison said...

Your journal pages are great I hope we can see more.
Glad I'm not the only one who 'footers'...I told my son that I was just 'footering ' the other day. When asked by his dad what I was doing he said 'she has just gone for a walk'!
Take care,
Alison x

Angel Jem said...

i love the journal. I always want to be so 'artistic' and fail absolutely because I have a serious problem called comparisonitus, but your pages seem like a good 'prime', perhaps I should get my sketch book out and start altering a few pages myself.... if I wasn't making pretty inspiration books, tidying my whole house by 8pm on Wednesday and going out to the woods with the 6 year olds tomorrow!!!!