Friday, January 21, 2011

Use. Practice. Create. & Art Jounal Every Day & Soul Journalling




ALL of these are linked. There is the obvious connection of ART. But there is also the connection in that they have different focuses which really lead back to the same thing. My WELLNESS. I don't have any illnesses, mental or physical, but I am not as WELL as I would like to be. Not as WELL as I SHOULD be. This is something that most of us have in common.

I have all of these sites linked on my side bar.
Go check them out. You'll feel at home. I just know it.

I am not an artist. But I love creating. I love playing with paint, even though I know nothing of color balance or theory or any of that stuff. I'm learning as I go. No stress. Just fun.

My education is in Mechanical Engineering. It's very structured and there is little room for deviation. So sometimes it is really hard for me to create because I am not a natural artist and my works never don't always look like I want them to. BUT I am learning to accept that. AND I will with the help of UPC, AJED and SJ. Stick around. You'll see.

I have been having FUN making backgrounds in my Art Journal. This bottom one is my favorite one. I started out with something I really didn't like at all. And kept adding paint. I kept adding more layers because I didn't like what I had. UNTIL I tried to cover it up. I had a slurry of Gesso and water from another page and decided to use it on this page too. I didn't have anything to lose, since I didn't like it. The result surprised me. I LOVE it now. See? FUN!!!

Feel free to use these in your works. I don't mind. I'd love to see what you do with them if you do. So let me know...


Tyggereye said...

These are great!! I have been messing around in my art journal too. I posted a few pages yesterday. I have one to post tomorrow too. I love the last one you made best too. Lovely stuff. :) can't wait to see what more you do w/ them. :)

Rosemary said...

Oooh, I love seeing these - all the vibrancy. I'm torn as to my favorite, I actually love that FIERY robust red and orange and yellow background - can't wait to see what it evolves into! The last one is great too, such shimmering moodiness to it.

Keep going, want to see more!

Electra said...

These are gor-geee-ous, Jana!

Gez said...

Amazing art journal pages. I love the last one too. Gorgeous. :)

trisha too said...

Yes, FUN! Making backgrounds is my favorite! Seriously, I could just make backgrounds, and be perfectly content to leave them at that!