Tuesday, July 12

Art Journaling: A Little Bit of Playtime!

We've been finding a new normal around here.
Getting used to being a family of four. And taking lots of naps.


I've been trying hard to do at least a little art in my art journal every day.
And it's hard. But so satisfying.





 that it's hard to create for 5 minutes here or there.
But, I'm finding that I can get a lot done when I do.





I painted a bunch or backgrounds last week.
And now I'm trying to make myself
think outside of my usual creating box,
take risks, and do things a little differently.



I usually just trade off: paint, paper,
more paint, more paper, more paint... you get the idea...
so I'm trying to experiment with different materials
line, line, shape, composition.

I would love to take this art journaling class.
Mostly because I love Aimee Dolich and want to grow up be her one day.
But I know from experience I'm a terrible online student.
I simply don't do the assignments.
Especially right now. I'm a little bit full right now,
but maybe you should take this class and tell me about it.

Happy Arting!
as my friend Janne would say.

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6 comments:

  1. glad you are taking some time to play...you know i don't think i am a good online student either...i love to take them, soak in all the ideas, watch the videos, read about the techniques...and i do some of them...they usually just give me ideas to add to what i already do, but i don't follow do each lesson. i probably should!!

    looking forward to seeing what you add to your pretty and colorful background.

    xxoo

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  2. You don't need to grow up to be anyone but your amazing self!

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  3. A little five minutes every day sounds like a great idea, but I´m not sure I can manage to squeeze even that in now. All the costume-deadlines are closing in :-) Love your pages. Very rich and very you :-) Enjoy the 4-family!

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  4. "Inch by inch, everything's a cinch".
    That's what I keep saying and trying to do when I can't finish something all at once!
    (It's something I say in the classroom, too!)
    I admire your work ethic and perseverance, Erin!
    And, of course napping is always good! I LOVE summertime naps...with my pup, Ellie! ♥
    Beautiful artwork, and thank you for showing your process! Blessings to you! ~kathy

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  5. Love all the bits of papers you are using. Very inspiring. Thanks!

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  6. I love your journal. What a great idea. I'm an artist with not much time and about a month ago I started a prayer journal. maybe I need to make my prayer journal more visual. :) I love that idea! You are an inspiration!

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