Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm heavy like sunday (Leona Naess)


I love this video...(found on youtube the other day)
I just thought I'd share it with you.
It makes you want to paint paper doesn't it? :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sweet Escape...

I have to get into my studies again. This might be a small blog-break (but I don't know yet).

Maybe I might escape from the books now and then; but right now my studies have to be my main ocupation till I finish my master thesis.
I feel that lately blogging and Art Journaling has been something taking me away from my books and making me to relax and play instead of stressing and writing

Right now I have to make art journaling and blogging a REWARD (as there is no escape anymore!!).. OMG, time is running short!! I have to hurry up and finish with my studies.

So... unless I be a very good school-girl, there will be no blogging and no art journaling for me...

But don't you worry. I'll be back. When there is less stress and more TIME TO PLAY ..

See Yaa :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Swirls and swirls..among others

above: part of a page in my journal. Where I found some funny buttons that could be used as stamps

do you see that sea-horse below? yeah, that's a "button-stamp" too :)

page above almost finished

below: swirls on swirls

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Art Journal Pages and Flowers

and eye candy flowers

Have a Happy March!! :D

Working in my new "Art Journal"

it is an altered book; a book I bought at a thrift store in town.
it is funny how my style change with the book. I am no longer working on plain white paper, which means the pages have to be covered (at least parts of them) with gesso, acrylics, watercolors, scrap papers etc.
kind of funny

I haven't done so much drawing and writing yet, but I'm sure I'll try that out too

Here are a few of the backgrounds I've made in my altered book art journal:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Trying out charcoal with Bubby

and drinking redwine. We had a fun and creative saturday evening/night.

I'm really happy with the drawing I started.

A Work In Progress
Materials: charcoal, pastels and ink

Drawing with charcoal was a whole new experience to me. I loved how you can add charcoal to the page, then wipe it out. After some time of doing that; I started turning the paper around and then I recognized the hair and the girls chin.
I had now found my "object" and then made the ocean and the sky.
The most fun part was adding the colors and lines.