I viewed a video by Kate Crane over the weekend called "Journal Soup". I loved every minute of it! She gives so many great ideas to help one be ready to sit down and make an art journal page in a very short time. I was so inspired that I went directly to my art table as soon as I finished viewing her video. (You can visit her blog: www.thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com and the link to learn all about the video and how to purchase it to view is on the right side of the page near the top.) I have never put so many colors on a page! She shows you how to blend them together and add interesting bits and pieces to enhance the page. On this first one, I added my bits and pieces from a bag of goodies that I keep as additions to pages. I told Kate that I was going to call it my "Journal Soup Bag". ") I gathered up anything that looked like it would make an interesting mark on the page and began to take things out of my bag.......and soon I had a page done!
I decided to draw the little angels on the second page. (Kate had drawn some on one of her pages.) I'm not comfortable drawing, but if I don't keep at it, I'll never be comfortable with it. I think I'm learning not to be overly concerned with the idea that it has to be just right before continuing on. I had found a small piece of music in my bag and added some acrylic inks to it before cutting it into strips. I stenciled the pocket I made, added some credit card marks, a strip of washi tape and a word. The words are actually from one of the magnetic collections that were so popular about 15yrs ago. I was very, very happy with the pages I made. Needless to say, I have several more ready to add detail and journaling. If you've been a little nervous about jumping in to this world of art journaling go to Kate's blog and look at some of her work and maybe you'll be inspired to have a go with the video. Happy creating!