Sunday, December 30, 2012

2nd Art Journal Flip

           I finally finished my 2nd art journal and I am so proud of myself. I didn't even take me that long, only 3 months!! This journal was semi handmade. It was originally a sketch book that I tore apart and cut down to the size that I wanted. I used card stock for the cover and the binding. I loved this journal and had so much fun journaling in it. The theme of this journal was "Finding my Style". I  have taken many different art classes online to help develop my drawing, color usage, shading, ect. Now that I have some what of a starting point I need a style that I can call my own. This journal was helping me to find it. I really love the outcome and I have already started my next art journal which will be a altered book. That should be exciting. The video I did for my flip will be posted at the end of the pictures. As you can see I ramble... lol So here are the close up pics of my journal. ENJOY!!

The Front Cover

Painted Faces  with Christy

A sister is both your mirror and your opposite

Art Geeks prompt "Day of the Dead"

"Never miss a good change to shut the fuck up"

Art Geeks Prompt: Monochromatic

Trying out some collage

more collage

I hate this page :(

working on my profile pic

"Its sad when it gets to the point where its not even expected anymore"

Love this page


Names of the 26 who lost their lives....

3 color art journal prompt

The Last page!! 

The END !! The back cover of my journal

So I hoped you guys enjoyed and check out my youtube video here: 2nd Art Journal Flip . Like, comment and let me know what you think or what you would like to see from me in the future!! Love you guys thanks for checking me out!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Altered Books and Storage

So today I set out to find some books with good binding so that I am able to alter them into art journals. I used Christy from Gulfsprite's video to help me find good books to use. I absolutely love all her altered art journals and wanted to try books instead of making my own, although I love making my own too!! :) You can check out her video here... CLICK ME ! I went to the Goodwill store in my area and to my surprise they had a large selection of books that were donated. I spent at least 30 minutes looking through the different books for the right binding. I was looking for signatures that were sewed in as apposed to glued. I found plenty. I chose these 3 because of the size. They are not to large and don't have that many pages as larger pages and books tend to intimated me :(. 
They all have signatures that are sewed in and nice thick pages that I think would be good for altering. I can't wait to get started!! They were only 1.99 each!! This was the first time I had ever been to a Goodwill store and surprised to see all the things that people donate and how big some of the selections were. I have already started another art journal (one that i made) so now I have motivation to finish that one so I can start with one of these books.  I also went to Goodwill looking for storage help. As you have viewed in one of my previous post about my small craft area, I need storage solutions. I didn't find anything that I could use. :( In cleaning out my daughters room I came across this plastic 3 draw thingie (I don't know what they are called) that she wasn't using and fit perfectly in the little space that I had by my desk. It got me in the mood to clean and go through some of my scrap stuff to see if anything could be given away or eliminated. I am very happy with the out come. With this new added storage I was able to clear more space off my desk and from one of the cubby holes in my desk. I used it to store my scraps, stamps and supplies (pastels, watercolor pencils, pens, color pencils ect. ) This
makes me happy. I now feel like I  more space although I probably don't its just now I more organized which is good too. Now comes the big project, making room for the baby! I was thinking about getting a corner desk to see if that helps with room. I think it will I saw one and it was only $119 at Ikea. I might have to invest.

Well i'm going finish washing clothes and to art journal now thanks for reading!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

My First COMPLETE Art Journal!!!

So after 14 months, yes over a year, I finally completed my first art journal! I am so excited and can't explain the feeling of it finally being complete. I keep flipping through it and I am amazed. I did a youtube video and will post some detailed pics of the pages. In other news we had our 2nd trimester ultrasound and found out we were having a BOY!! We are so excited!! I had already started shopping and bought all boy stuff so happy that I don't have to make a trip back to the store.  Some of my pages may reflect classes that I took with some of the awesome art teachers on the web. I really enjoyed all the classes and I am slowly coming up with my own style. It's very exciting to see how me and my art has grown over the year. Anywho here are the pics... hope you enjoy!

It's finally complete!

the first page

page from 30 days of art journaling with gulfsprite 

class with Ady Almanza

class with Ady Almanza

page from 30 days of art journaling with gulfsprite 

I misspelled doodle lol but i still love this page

One of my favorite pages

first time attempting a transfer and it didn't work :(

part of a class I was taking with Willowing


So this is the last page and it reads "what we call the beginning is often the end, and to make and end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from...."

Love that quote and its very fitting for the start of my next art journal that hopefully will not take me an entire year to finish lol.