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I have a certain love for hanging lanterns. Honestly, all party supplies stir something inside me that just gets me in a good mood, whether it be streamers, balloons...presents. I have a bad habit of leaving decorations up far beyond a reasonable time frame, and in fact, have a string of green paper lanterns dangling from the ceiling in my studio.
In my opinion, an "ugly" art journal spread is not necessarily ugly to look at, but causes it's creator to become stumped and ultimately abandon the journal spread. Do you find yourself thinking, "I don't know what to do next!" because you don't want to ruin what you've already created?
I created the above spread as my first week's participation in the Get Messy group (discussed in this blog post), which offered multiple prompts as part of the current week for this six week season. The theme for these six weeks is introspection, and I chose to do an inkblot type design with my acrylic paint.
I've been on a roll this week at my desk: painting, drawing, gluing and more! It seemed like I was working in both art journals consistently for about 3 days, switching back and forth in order to allow paints and inks to dry. I've finished 3 spreads, started 2, and worked on 2 others, totaling in 7 different spreads in progress at one time! Today I am sharing just the 3 finished spreads, so as to not overwhelm you...or my camera. Enjoy!
I still have the illness, but apparently that's good for my creativity as I have created a new spread from start to finish in a day! I love everything about this spread, except that it's in my private journal, which means that I won't be sharing with anyone in person. Luckily for you, I can show it off online!
The following photos are two art journal spreads that I've created this week: one brightly colored (my usual scheme type) and the other painted with dark hues, including a lot of black line work and imagery.