Thursday, March 10, 2011

First try

After watching Teesha Moore's video's on creating journal pages, I jumped in to try my hand at my first page using her techniques.  I have done many pages before but they were more about thoughts and ideas and not just for the fun of creating.  This was a new way of doing art with paper just for my own pleasure.  This will be my go to creative way when quilting just isn't happening.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Product Envy

It is wonderful to have a friend that can jump start my creativity.  For the last week, I haven't been inspired to do anything creative until my blog partner sent me a blog to die for.  Went on Teesha's Circus and had immediate product envy when I saw all of her drawing supplies nestled in a really neat toter.  My first thought was how much did all that cost????  I opened the drawers that I keep mine in and realized that I had no reason to be envious.  I realized that I could give her a run for her money except that all my stuff was everywhere and half of my time was spent hunting.  I loved the tote that she carried all of it in but living in such a small town, I had no place to look for one or more.  When all else fails, create your own.  The theme song of living the rural life.

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Journal Techniques Experiments

I am still feeling a bit out of sorts and looking for something to nudge me out of this overly quiet state of creativity.... so I watched Teesha Moore's on-line journaling videos - and they provided the inspiration to try something new with my journaling.
First of all, I changed to a very light wash of color using artist acrylics mixed with water - and I like the softer and lighter backgrounds that I achieved - and it was much faster to do.  Great idea.
Two page spread of journal
Then I took Teesha's suggestion to plunk borders completely around each page - to give more definition to the individual page and to add color and texture - and to start filling in the room so the blank page didn't feel as - well - as BLANK!
And then I cut out photos and used them as a place to start my characters - and then proceeded to "make them my own".  Very very fun.  So take a look and let me know if I am on the right path.
At the very least - I am having a lot of fun and starting to feel creative again.     Barbara