Friday 30 September 2016

Tiny Pleasures Art Journal

During the month of September I used the little journal which had come free with Flow magazine - there's a separate blogpost about the article HERE. It's pages were already partially decorated during the printing process, some of which I allowed to show through and some which I entirely covered. Colours of each page did influence what I used in collage and decoration. 

I've been trying out a number of different forms of art journalling and there are a few more types I'm intending to try. I've gotten something from each style I've tried however I still haven't developed my own style. It's evolving. I feel it has to be something closer to my own art though not just drawing what's been happening in everyday life - I keep a written journal for that. 

In this journal I enjoy how each page looks in colour, image and layout - I have my favourites and those I think could do with more work. As there weren't 30 blank pages in the journal I recorded 21 days during September. What I enjoyed best was overlapping doodles on top of photographic images and adding transparent colour. 

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    1. PS I'm sneaking half an hour on wifi in a roadside cafe at the moment, but when I get home I'm looking forward to having a good look through your blogs - it's such a delight to see fabulous colour like yours.

    2. thank you Fil! much appreciated x