Getting my crazies out!
That is pretty much how I roll when it comes to my black and white journal pages.
No worry about colour. No thoughts on composition. Not a care in the world how they turn out.
Quite a bit different from my coloured pages where I just can’t help but wish for a good outcome.
I am very happy to say that someone else also liked my craziness.
Three of my black and white pages have been included in A World of Art Journal Pages curated by Dawn DeVries Sokol.
It is pretty cool to be included especially since I remember my purchase of her first book, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, very well. It was at Anthropologie in Seattle. I had stood glued to the spot with it for almost an hour. I had never heard of art journalling at the time and I was just in awe of everything in the book. It was definitely an A’ha moment.
Well, this one is no different, except this time I am in it!
I am including my pages today. I like to think of it as a little art therapy for my artistically afflicted ways. If I had have known they would be published I might not have revealed so much or been quite as messy, but then I guess that’s the beauty of it.
One more inspired by rainy day camping in the Pacific Northwest. I was actually sitting outside in the rain under a tarp freezing while this one was created….just trying to make myself happy.
I was hoping to include my favourite pages here, but there are so many great pages. The book is full of a variety of hand lettering, different textures and colours, paint, collage, mixed media and an endless stream of hand drawn goodness. If you are thinking of getting involved in the art journal world then this is a really good place to start. It is full of inspiration.
I love glancing through it again and again because I find there is always something I have missed the first, second, third… time around. There is an extra bonus too – all of the artists websites are published right beside their work so if there is something you fancy and you want a bit more, you don’t have to look far.
A big Thank you to Dawn DeVries Sokol. What a wonderful piece of work you have curated and shared with the world. Well done!