22 July, 2016

Layout Explosion #51: Anniversary Scrapbook Layout


I figured I should finally try to scrapbook some of the papers and photos that are piling up around the scrap corner and I love these photos from our anniversary back in February. I wanted to use Pretty Little Studio papers and it just so happened that the Magnolia collection went really well with the warm tones of the restaurant. I hope you like the layout and checkout the process video as well. It's short because I scrapbook really fast, lol!


20 June, 2016

Studio Monday: Stencil Cutting

It was technically all Saturday, but it was stencil cutting day! I needed a custom stencil for a project and decided to just cut a crapton of stencils while I had my Cameo out.




See, isn't this stencil awesome? Boba Fett!!

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I decided to cut a dot stencil. It's only 7x7, but damn this took 22 minutes to cut! It was insane! So loud and dotty and holy crap. Worked the Cameo out like crazy!

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Made a mess of myself, the floor, the dog, everything around me. But also, all that scraping hurt my hand. To the point of bruising! Yeah, not smart to push myself like that.


Here's the result. 40 custom made stencils. If you figure each stencil is an average of $5 then I saved $200 making my own stencils. Now I can blow it all on watercolour brushes, lol!

11 June, 2016

Artsy Fartsy #14: Bubbles Art Journal Page

Hiya! So, you may or may not know, I caught a summer cold on the 22nd of May and have been pretty much wrecked by it since then. I was still on antibiotics, but I dared have a nice dinner date with Mike without wearing my mask and... yeah. Sick. So all crafting had to stop. Don't worry though, I was still writing a lot so I wasn't totally bored. Thankfully this time I didn't go on a shopping spree either (trying to be good!), but I did think about art.

I had this idea to use the masks from the new flower stamps I had by Stampendous to make an art journal page with warm coloured flowers and a cool coloured background. I wanted to use my Prima Art Alchemy paints too because they're new, pretty, and have a nice shimmer to them.


It took quite a long time to be well enough to do this, but when I did I wasn't as happy with the result as I expected to be when I was imagining the idea. There was too much open space I didn't know how to fill, and the stamping didn't come out as I had hoped. Plus, the formula of the Art Alchemy paints meant they didn't blend as I wanted/expected and I had a lot of brush strokes and unblended paint. I needed to cover up some of that space and focus on other spaces.

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I tried making circles/bubbles and then covering it with the purple Art Alchemy paint, Metallique Dark Velvet, but again I wasn't getting the blend I wanted and it wasn't as bright as I wanted it.

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When you think bright, you think Dylusions, so I tried my Dylusions paint. I love the vibrancy of the colours and blending you get with them. The only real issue I have with them is that even though they are paint and not the sprays, they still bleed. The colours will seep through any white or black paint you use and ruin your colour. It drives me insane, and I don't know how to make it stop.


I made sure to take this picture because now, everything that was white is now purple. It's disheartening, honestly. BUT, the journal page turned into something I like and I'll just have to rethink how I use my Dylusions paints from now on. Everything is an experiment. If you never try, you won't know, so it's not a total loss. And the page still looks good. Or... well, it *did* look good until it dried, lol!

I also filmed all this, so you can see that even when you have an idea in your head the process takes you where it wants to. Don't fight it, friends, just let it flow. Have you experienced a project like this before? Where you thought you were making one thing and yet it turned out completely different? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear.

28 May, 2016

Art Card #1

I see a lot of people make Artist Trading Cards, index cards, and just generally small pieces of art, so I thought that I would try it in a way that inspired me. I thought, if nothing else, I could put them in my scrapbooking page protectors and keep them that way. So I cut a piece of watercolour paper into many 3x4 cards and set about sketching.

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Her nose came out bigger than I would have liked, but I like working in profile, so I eventually called it good and started painting.

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This took about two hours from sketch to finish, but I like the results. She looks prettier than I thought she would, but her nose is still bigger than I wanted. I do like how the yellow makes her pop, and the blue in her hair adds contrast to the black. This is one of the few times I've done makeup too, so that was fun to play with.

27 April, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday: Galaxy Painting



On Saturday I was having a hard time. Part my own stupid brain, part because I set a goal to write 50,000 words on a story from March 26th-April 26th and my character was going through some serious issues that I have gone through and it was kinda triggering. Mental illness is not something to be ashamed of, but you have to be careful of your triggers and make sure to touch base with people or things that will help you get through when times get hard. One of those things for me is colour, and trying new things, so I was surfing around on the internet and kept reading about these watercolour paints Mission Gold by Mijello in Korea. I checked on Amazon and they had a set of 36 paints, with a pallette box, for $70. That's a decent price, so I jumped on it and they arrived Tuesday. Here's the box all set up ^^^^. 

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I decided to do something a bit abstract for my first painting. This is how it started. :)



I filmed it, since my camera is right above my workspace and it was easy to film. The funny thing is that when Mike and I looked at the piece we decided it looked better upside down. Trippy, right? I hope you like my random little galaxy. I definitely need more practise, but that's always fun! Here's the video, for your viewing enjoyment. I hope you like it!

14 April, 2016

Mixed Media: Bird Crazy Fun!

Before the Scrapbook Expo, when I knew how many of my friends I was seeing, I figured I'd make cards. And, since I have the camera mounted right above my craft space, I thought I might as well film it!

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I've seen the Bird Crazy birds done in lots of ways, and I really like the rainbow idea. I wanted proper spots of colour, not blended, so I didn't concentrate on blending when I used the Distress Inks and some water to colour them.

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I figured I'd include some stencils, my wood embossing folder, and a bit of washi tape. Fun fun! I hope you like it. These were surprisingly quick, and even a wonderful person, Tiffany C, decided to *buy* my two left over birds, since I went and coloured them all for the heck of it. I'm so happy, and thankful, and surprised, and the way my week has been going I truly needed this kind of good thing. Anyway, here's the video too, I hope you enjoy it!

10 April, 2016

Art Bag #32: Anaheim, CA 2016 Scrapbook Expo



Scrapbook Expo season is upon us once again! I had a great time out with my friends on April 9th at the Anaheim Scrapbook Expo. This is one of the largest that CA does, and definitely the largest in So Cal. While I try to get to the others (San Diego and Ontario) I definitely like to hit up this one. It was really fun to do some shopping (though not as much as some other years as you'll see!) and have lunch with these great gals. Sadly, I didn't notice how much I was exerting myself until a few hours afterwards when it was difficult to breathe and I started to lose my voice. I figured I'd better film this quickly before I completely lost my voice, so I could get to playing with my new toys. And, sure enough, though Mike has taken excellent care of me, my voice is well and truly gone! Ah well, at least I got to enjoy a day out. I hope you like my things, and that if you want to, you'll be able to go to a Scrapbook Expo in your area. :)

23 March, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday: Happy Accidents


I'm actually really proud of myself for how quickly I've been using these stamps. I guess that's what comes from waiting and waiting to get something, you end up wanting to use it right away. This page was a happy accident because with the Dylusions Spray on the opposite page bled through. It was my fault, I did the page a long time ago and I used way too much ink. But I knew that I could use that bleed-through now in an interesting way. So I stamped the beautiful girl on there and coloured her with my Distress markers, making sure to wet them so the effect was soft and didn't cover the spray marks. Then I used the Distress crayons to colour in the background, keeping to the colours already suggested by the bleed through. And look! I just love how it came out. The soft effect on her face, and the pops of colour everywhere. This page was a joy from start to finish. I hope you like it as much as I do! Have you had any happy accidents like this happen in your crafting?

21 March, 2016

Studio Monday: So Much Space

Hi, guys! So, if you've gotten to know me a bit, one thing you might know is that I have issues with space. I don't like to take up a lot of it, but I also don't like to feel stifled, especially when I'm creating. Something that has been stifling me is my filming set up. It was okay for a while, but it covered up my Copic shelves and my second monitor and that bothered me. So I moved it over to the other side on January 18th, as you can see here:


But after using it for a few months I realised that this presented other challenges. Like, being completely 4 feet away from my Copic shelves and colouring mediums, making live colouring impossible. It also, for some reason, meant that the tripod got knocked and shoved a bit and so the shot was always different. And since it had to be so far above the desk, the shot was really wide and covered so much space I had a hard time focusing on smaller areas. And lastly the lighting was always inconsistent (which you may have noticed). So, after all this, I also began running out of space in my little corner with all the art journaling supplies I've been buying (see previous post about Ikea cart!) and I knew that I needed to a change.

My solution was to buy a new "leaf" for my desk and make it into an L. Mike has an L desk, nearly exactly this size, and I thought that's just what I needed. Some place where I can not worry about my monitor getting glue on it (that happened), or my keyboard getting paint on it while I work (also happened), and I can leave my tripod set up all the time so I can, if working on an art journal page, just click it on and off as I work. The other thing I knew that I truly needed was a proper shelf for my toys. My Funko figures get knocked over all the time, I had my TARDIS ornament break on me after it fell off my Copic shelf, and I can't see some of my figures because there's no room for them. I definitely needed a shelf. We made the trip to Ikea after my recent CF doctor's visit on the 3rd of March.

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Finally, on the 20th, we were able to take out the shelf of random kitchen materials and unused canvases, push over my Kallax unit, and make space for the new part of my desk. It was about here I started to feel sick about adding all this space. $9 of MDF and some laminate and I started to completely lose it.



And here, we got the shelf up, I organised my toys, and we set the desk part up temporarily. I need another leg on my desk so we have to go to Ikea again. The Alex unit that is in the left hand corner will actually be moved under the new desk leaf and that corner will be supported by proper desk legs instead. But this is the set up until then.



I was still freaking out at this point, but getting my Copics and other colouring mediums into a workable place and seeing exactly how fun this new set up can be has helped a little in making me feel more comfortable with this expansion.

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And here it is this very morning. I think it looks really pretty, don't get me wrong. And I don't want you to think that I'm complaining, or that I'm not appreciative of what I have. I am truly grateful I have the space in my kitchen to do this. My house is 700sqft total, so to be able to carve out this corner just for me is amazing. And this desk is now the same size as my husband's desk in our bedroom, so it's not like it's that exceptional or anything. I am very appreciative that I have a husband that indulges my need to make art, to have space to do it, and to make videos of it as well. 

But yeah, I've mentioned before I have mental challenges and one of those issues is with space, ownership, and consumerism. I enjoy new things, I get inspired by them, but owning things bugs me. So while I get happy when I get a haul of stuff, I enjoy filming it and playing with it, I'm also guilty to the point of being sick about it. I'm aware that it's stupid, but like depression, it's hard to turn off. While a big part of me is all "look how pretty this new desk is! It's going to change how I create, film, and enjoy my art! I'm so happy with how bright and rainbow it is too! I can't believe my luck! I can't wait to make something and share it right now because I'm so happy!" the other part of me is "you're a piece of crap for wasting so much money on something as dumb as art. Why would you need all this. There are people out there starving and you have all this space dedicated to *crafting*. You're an idiot. And look at those toys. Are you four? How could you take up so much space with something that's just for you? Who the hell are you to need this much space, this many supplies, all this STUFF. You're such a waste of a person, a waste of money, and you should be ashamed of yourself for ever doing this." If that sounds stupid to you, you're lucky, cos waffling between those two emotions and monologues is really exhausting. And I cannot shut it off, I just have to live with it until I've heard it enough that I can start to ignore it. But it won't go away. Not ever.

And that's just kind of where I'm at. No one has ever really said these things to me (aside from trolls), but my inner self is a jerk, so I just have to live with it. Mike, on the other hand, went on Amazon and bought me a small, bendy tripod so I can actually mount my camera on the toy shelf above my new workspace. It'll be smaller, less intrusive, and hopefully just what I need. It should be here Wednesday, so I'll try to film something then. Also, when we get the new desk legs and everything is settled, I'll film another room tour for you because things have changed a lot and with a proper video camera I don't have to worry about focusing issues! So stay tuned for that. :) I hope you have a great day, and thanks for visiting!

20 March, 2016

Project Life 2016: January Gaming



I'm really excited about this Project Life spread because gaming gets me really excited, yes, but also because I was able to not only have Mike give me photos of things he was proud of, but I got him to write a few sentences about *why* those photos made him proud. You see that? Husband was actually involved in making this layout. Woo! I'm so proud of him and happy that his words are on here. I know that to some people video games are an annoyance, or just something for kids, but with Mike as a video game developer, and us both being gamers, our games are an important part of our lives and even our time together as a couple because we can play our games together too. Which is why this year I'll have a monthly spready just devoted to gaming! Here's the first one and I hope you like it. :)

16 March, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday: People Will Love You Art Journal Page

Sometimes I like to randomly draw in my journal. It's a bit of a risk, since I'm still not very good at it and the paper does *not* allow for erasing. Nor does the Stabilo pencil that I use in my journal. So, I do take kind of a risk, but it's not so bad sometimes. Here's what I came up with the other day.


But as you can read, I forgot to gesso first and once I had to do it over him the Stabilo pencil did not appreciate that. I then had to find a way to cover the mess I made of his face, so I took my Neocolour 2s to it to paint over the mistakes.


I was really happy with how his eyes turned out. I did like it a lot before I added water, but there were patchy spots, so I figured I had to at least give it a cursory going-over with the brush. Once I did that, I had to think about the background and the quote.


I have a board on Pinterest for inspirational quotes and since I drew this man without a plan I had a hard time picking a quote for him. He's smirking, kind of cheeky, so what could possibly go well with him? I thought this quote wasn't bad, since he doesn't seem like he cares much what anyone thinks of him. And I try to fill my books with good quotes and advice. Because, really, there's not a whole lot you can do about the opinion of others except bare it.

I hope you like this page, and that you have a wonderful day!

15 March, 2016

Art Bag #30: Scrapbook.com, LSS, and Art Journal Share



Yes, I'm already on number thirty! Ugh, I feel ashamed and excited at the same time. I get frustrated whenever my art is impeded, and I know, I *know* that other people save and scrimp for their supplies so trust me I do appreciate that I'm very spoiled with my artistic freedom. Anyway, here's the new things I got, some from Scrapbook.com and others from a semi-local scrapbook store in Ontario. Mike tends to spoil me after doctor appointments, and the store is next to the movie theatre we went to to see Zootopia.


13 March, 2016

Project Life 2016: January



This year I'm doing a monthly layout, and then a gaming layout for Project Life. It's less work, less "falling behind", and less pressure in general. Plus it used up my Cocoa Daisy kit quite quickly which is nice. Not all those darned letters, but I'm so bad at using those. I do like how this layout turned out, so that's good. The funny thing? Doing two double page spreads is the same amount of work, which is kinda silly, if you think about it, and yet it still gives me more peace. Besides, the next layout is all about my and Mike's gaming adventures so I'm really excited to do those. I hope you like this video. Have a great Sunday.



11 March, 2016

Layout Explosion #49: Travelling Buddies Scrapbooking Process



Finally able to make a layout after more artsy motivation has gripped me tight. I was really excited to use these Pretty Little Studio supplies so I think that helped. It's always nice working with pictures of Sirius too. The little bastard is so photogenic he always makes me smile. I hope you like how this turned out. Here's the process video and the photo of the final layout. Have a great day!

07 March, 2016

Studio Monday: A Cave to Cliche

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You know, I don't have to say it, because you know. It's BEYOND cliche to store your art, Project Life, or general crafting supplies in the Raskog cart from Ikea. Any general google search, or *YouTube* search, will result in a plethora of links that show people giving peeks, looks, and even *tours* of their carts.

There's no denying that this cart is cute. None. It's freakin' cute. In teal, grey, flesh, or even custom painted, it's a cute little cart that has been often imitated by many manufacturers, but you can always tell when someone has a "real" one. Like one of those designer bags or something, it's almost a rite of passage when your craft space is finally blessed by this happy little cart filled with supplies just daring you NOT to make something today.

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I didn't go to Ikea with the expressed purpose of getting THE cart. I went, actually, to perhaps get another Kallax. One of those 1x4 units I figured would fit, and I definitely wanted a new piece of desktop. We found it was only $9, you read that right, NINE dollars, so I got the desktop. But a 1x4 Kallax with a set of drawers and a little door would run us $95. Hmm, well, that's not good. I wanted a place for all the new art journal stuff, but also for my punches which are kind of frustrating at the moment. But not for that kind of money, and my space won't take another Alex unit. So... what about the cart?

This is what it looks like when I got it together (all by myself! lol) and crammed as much art supplies on it I could think of. Bit of a mess, but it's certainly cute and fun. Plus, all those mediums on the middle shelf are OFF my desk!


And here we are today. I'm not so sure about the layout, it's complicated, but so far it's holding things I was really tired of getting out, or shoving into places that didn't have any room left. I can get to my Dylusions paint, I can see my brushes, and my mediums, and my art journals aren't shoved into three different places cos they don't fit in one. That's nice.

Of course, me being me, I am very uncomfortable that I needed this cart in the first place. Why do I not have enough room? Why am I not using things fast enough to not need this kind of thing? And do I really need all this stuff? The desk expansion, yes I do. I need it. So I can set up my video camera's tripod without blocking a computer monitor. Since I have two monitors and this is also my gaming desk, it's nice to be able to game without an obstructed view. As it is set up right now I'm having the issue where the shot moves from  filming to filming which is frustrating when striving for consistency. But a whole cart that needs new supplies?! I'm going to have a hard time coming to terms with this. I might need to make like 100 canvases to use up Prima flowers so I have a drawer back, that kind of thing, but for now... I'm the cliche, and it's CUTE!

02 March, 2016

Boy and Girl Art Journal Pages

More art journal fun since I've been working a lot in it. I have a need to play, but not a lot to say, and that's why the journal works well for me since I only include quotes. No thinking, just colour. I've been needing colour a lot.

I have two main Dylusions journals that I work in. It's helpful because I do not use a heat gun and stuff needs to dry between coats. Gels, mediums, paint, etc. So two journals means you can work while one is drying, and then come back. Keep switching off.

For these pages I took journal pages that I had, at some point, sprayed with Dylusions sprays and used my home made stencils to outline both the women, and then the man on the other page. For the man's page I knew I wanted to restrict myself from using black. For the women, I didn't really know what I wanted.


By this time I was pretty frustrated, and just trying things randomly. "Done" is sometimes better than "good", but I do prefer if I can get both in there. The women were just being frustrating. Adding colours that should have created "pop" just seemed to complicate matters and it was bugging me. The man's page, however, was coming along swimmingly.


I always say that if you make something look sketchy it goes from "bad" to "artsy" so that is what I did here. I outlined everything in my black FudeBall pen and pretended everything was how I wanted it.


And the man got sketchy outlines in white, in keeping with his challenge. I felt I needed another colour though, so I added a silver Stella Luna pen to write the quote in and outline the circles.

I hope you like both these pages, though the man is clearly my favourite. I just love the colours too. He was much easier to work on at the very least! Thanks for visiting!

Products:
Stella Luna pen
FudeBall pen
Apple Barrel paint
Home made stencils
Molotow paint pen
Ranger
Dylusions Ink Spray
Dylusions Paint
Dylusions Journal

28 February, 2016

Art Bag #28: Kraftin' Kimmie and Amazon



Another haul. Yes, I've officially taken stock of how much 2016 has cost us and... yeah, I need to freeze or something. But art journaling has taken hold of me firmly and I keep thinking "oh, this would be great to work with!" and there's always more. I also purchased some Kraftin' Kimmie stamps because I just love this one artist, Annie, and collecting her art gives me joy even when I'm not colouring the stamp. Also I give you a little peek at the recent pages in my art journal if you haven't seen them elsewhere. Thanks for watching!


25 February, 2016

Leaf on the Wind Art Journal Page

I am really trying to focus on doing art every day. On doing *something* even if I don't finish it.. though not finishing it in a day does kind of bug me. Some of the mediums do take a while to dry, so that's not my fault, lol! In painting and drawing and gelling and trying every day I am definitely seeing myself improve, and I'm also having a lot of fun. And, as Mike points out, spending a lot of money! I'm sorry, but Liquitex Black Lava is an awesome medium and I love it. HA!

I also find it interesting that I'm watching a bunch of the "big names" in mixed media on YouTube. Your Dina Wakelys, your Julie Fei-Fan Balzers, your Dyan Reavelys, and I find that even if I don't actually "like" their art, I like *them*. Now, me saying I don't like someone's art... that's kind of bullshit because that doesn't mean it's not good, that's not what I'm talking about. What I'm saying is it's not my style, not something I'd want to do or emulate, or maybe even own sometimes if their art were for sale. BUT what makes me bring this up is that while I don't want to replicate their work, and might not even enjoy it sometimes, I still find watching them and their process really valuable. I find that in watching Julie do all her layers upon layers upon layers I learn things that I can apply to my own art, even though it will look completely different from what she did. I find that in watching Dina draw and paint a face, I may not like the person she finds in that paint, but I'll be able to find my *own* people in paint. And I find that while I may not like the doodles, or the cut apart people that Dyan does so well, I learn how to just go for something, to make mistakes, and to transform those mistakes into something that I end up liking.

As a scrapbooker, and even a cardmaker, so much emphasis is put on emulation. "Watch me, so you can too," especially back in the old days of Becky's sketches and Lisa's album kits. It was all "let me measure this so I get it just how you got it" and maybe in this section of art it's just not like that. It's "try this" or "maybe if you do this here" and even if you do the same thing it'll come out different. Even when they try to tell you exactly what to do, it'll still be different. Because it'll be your journal, your paint, your colour choice, whatever. It won't be the album kit. It won't be the same stamp and same scrapbook paper and whatever. It'll be your droplets of water and ink spreading this way vs theirs spreading that way. And that's just cool.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here's some art.
















And here you can watch me finish off the journal page "live", lol! I hope you enjoy it, and it doesn't give you too many feels.



05 February, 2016

Mixed Media Art Journal Backgrounds



Here's a video of me just messing around in my art journal with some Distress Stains and some Dyan Reavely Ink sprays. Backgrounds are fun to make in large clumps cos there's not a whole lot of thought involved. I hope you find this video interesting, and that you have a great day!

03 February, 2016

Art Journal: Ambition Birds

I've been speaking (and posting) a lot about my art journal and messing around with techniques and drawing and blah blah blah. Well, if you've been following my Instagram or FB page you've seen some of these photos, but not the final product. I figured I should show you that!
In the previous post you saw me get my Dylusions paints in my haul video, but before that I was playing with Distress Paints. What I love about Distress Paints is that they're completely smooth. They're "liquid ink" as Tim told me when I asked because he, like me, doesn't like all the added fillers and textures from some acrylic paint. So I was playing around with dabbing the ink on with my Distress daubers, making a background, and then stenciling as well. Once I had the background I thought "birds"! Birds are awesome, I'm very inspired by nature, and so I sketched out two little bird friends on top of the paint.
I wanted to make sure the birds had enough detail before I started to paint them in, so I added in purple. You'll see this colour combination A LOT in my work. I really like green/blue/purple together of all shades. Once that was done, I decided to start painting in the branches and the birds with Liquitex Basics acrylic paint because it's more opaque than the Distress Paint and it's also more textured.
Here is where I started to get frustrated. I wasn't getting the texture and definition that I wanted on my birds and it was bumming me out. But I certainly wasn't about to give up! I just kept layering and layering the paint and eventually I got something that I liked.
And here is the final product. I painted both birds and their branches in acrylic, then used a white coloured pencil to give them some definition (especially the black bird). I used a stencil with some Whipped Spackle by Faber-Castell to add some pure white branches (something I love about the paint is that it doesn't bleed into the spackle) and for a final touch I created a border around the whole piece.
I'm not really a "journaler" type of art journal person. As an author I'd much rather write about other people (characters) than myself, but I do enjoy the writing of others, especially semi-inspirational quotes and song lyrics. These are the types of things I figured I could include in an art journal and give me a "reason" to keep such a journal since, for some reason, I cannot just *create*. I have to have reasons for things. So my journals are full of lyrics and words to live by. I thought this quote was particularly important to my line of thinking some days.
And lastly, this is my favourite bird. I'm really liking the orange./fuchsia combination lately and I think it looks great on a bird. Plus, I think that his eye is really expressive. This is the first time I have ever drawn birds before, so hopefully next time will be better, but I'm pretty pleased with these two anyway.

I hope you like these pages, that you'll think about trying some pages of your own, and have a great day!