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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wild Thing

This is so much fun that I'm having trouble just doing one journal spread a day! I know it's not my very best art but, for some reason, experimenting with new things in a journal, rather than in a "painting," is so non-threatening it's habit-forming! There are so many techniques that all of you out there have inspired to want to try that sometimes I just get overwhelmed and don't know where to begin. Do I make my owl's wings out of textured paper or should I use watercolors to shade the feathers delicately? I've decided that every day I'm going to try just one new thing. It might be a color scheme or a whole new medium, but, when when I decide if it works for me, I can use that new technique in a painting or an illustration in my own style.

I have a large collection of pictures, bits of paper and fabric that I've saved, for no apparent reason, and there are so many quotes that are meaningful to me. (I don't think I can find a way to use my extensive coffee can collection here, much to Mr. Albert's dismay). This art journal is the perfect place for me to use these images to illustrate those quotations or to express my not so deep thoughts. Thanks for putting up with my learning process and for sharing your creations. You are MY muses.

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12 comments:

Mam said...

I REALLY like these a lot!
Fun!
nancy

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow they are absolutely fabulous. You are an great artist. Love this work again.

Thanks for joining TGiF.

Willy said...

Wonderful work!

stampingbalou said...

Wow, these are really amazing creations - love your styles !

Jean said...

Alberta - I love your journal entries!! That's kind of how I feel about the ATCs and other daily challenges, it allows me to play and try new thing s on a smaller scale...I found a book you might like called "The 12 Secrets of Highly creative women" by Gail McMeekin. I've been reading it online at Netbooks. It's an awesome affirmation of women's creative nature...you keep on rockin girl...

Kelly said...

fabulous!

ilonka said...

really great!!

Bev said...

Absolutely amazing work!

bastelkueken said...

absolutely amazing and stunning

Carol said...

these are so unique...and absolutely stunning

Kris Dickinson said...

Ultra creative and cool!

Giggles said...

I just adore these pages, the colors, the patterns, the collage...fabulous plethora of joy on pages!

Hugs Giggles

You are an inspiration!