Finally Finished

This zentangle started out as a fun and I thought easy project. I think it has taken me 2 months to finish. I started with a paper sack wadded it up and traced some of the creases. I think I’m going to use it for a journal cover or something I can keep forever after putting that much time into it..haha

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New to Art Journaling…like me

I am a direction and instruction kind of person. I always follow a recipe or I don’t think it will turn out. Building furniture I follow the instructions. Art journaling has helped me step out if that box a bit.
I really love Dina Wakelys art work. She has a couple books “Courage” and “freedom” these are really good for beginners.

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Last nights inspiration came from her book above. 

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This is the page I wanted to try out on my own.

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There are tons of layers on this little guy. I used watercolor, ink spray, stamped book pages,stamps and acrylic paints, whew. It didn’t take long and was so fun. It is a little hard to paint over all that after making it so pretty.

Sometimes it’s just the words.

A friend (Brooke Erickson) posted this quote on her Facebook page a week or so ago. I really Iike it for multiple reasons it can have so much meaning and just happened to help me a lot the day i read it. I knew when I seen it I had to make a page about it. The color scheme came to me really quick. I could have put more layers and such but I felt it looked good like this. I art journal to bring out my own creativity and try not to over think a page because it just isn’t fun if I do that 🙂

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Let the restoration begin.

In July of 2014 I bought a 1974 Roadrunner camp trailer. I haven’t been able to find the time to do much other than look at her (I have nicknamed her arrow). I think about fixing her up all the time. So today I made time! I am stripping her to the bare bones on the inside. She has a lot of water damage. I can’t wait to have make her perfect for me.

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Map Journaling from Big Piney, WY to Las Vegas, NV

We are heading back home from spring break. We really enjoyed staying at our favorite casino South Point. It was around 90 degrees the whole time we were there. It will be half that when we get back home :(.

My previous post has me starting my map in my art journal of our trip. I think I have finished it! I hope you like it. I hope you try it out and show me your results. It was so much fun to do! My materials used were a composition book with gessoed pages, koi watercolors, stabilo pens and Tim Holtz black distress marker.

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Map journaling

Our newly retired librarian spoils me and gets me books she knows I will like. She surprised me with a book on map making. I will edit this post when I get back home with the name of the book.

We are heading out on a trip for Spring break and I thought it would be so fun and possibly keep  the kids busy to make a map of our trip. I drew a game board style map in their art journals. It is so fun and easy! It requires us all to pay attention to everything around us. Here is just the beginning of mine. I will be adding paint and colors to it as I go or when I get back.

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