Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Humble Beginnings of My Art Journal

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I've just started an Art Journal.

At this point, it's not so much of an Art Journal, as it is a Washi Tape Extravaganza, but hey, it's fun, and I'm drawn to doing something with it each day. I think it's going to be really interesting to see where I started with this, and where it goes...

So, I thought I'd show my humble beginnings with my first art journal.

a somewhat boring datebook for 2014
I ordered this datebook from Amazon.  I hoped to find one that began in mid-year, but hey!!!  NOTHING'S GOING TO STOP ME!  The book that inspired this creative endeavor is called "No Excuses Art Journal" after all!  So I started right in the middle of the book with July 1.

The first week of July is beginning to fill up in my art journal!
As you can see, I've done some cutting and pasting.  The old fashioned kind.  And a little painting with watercolors. So much fun!  If one day I only have a minute, totally enough.  If another day I have and hour, super duper!  I love that it gets filled up, looks kind of cute, and will be so much more fun to look back on than either a boring datebook, or even my usual verbose journal entries.  I'm still allowing room for writing... But since right now I'm writing 50 songs in 90 days, most of my writing is going into that for now anyway.

Here are a few more pages for July that I've prepared for adding to along the way.
watercolor, magazine cut outs, and washi tape!
more of the same... but different!
just a little watercolor I'll add to soon with writing, drawing, or whatever!
Like I said, these are the humble beginnings.  But seriously, I'm so happy with how it's looking.  In fact I love it.

It's even given me a new obsession which is this WASHI TAPE!  It comes in so many different cool designs, patterns and colors. I've also been buying fabric tape.  This stuff just makes everything look cuter. 
my growing pile of washi and fabric tape


Valerie said...

I love it! It looks so cool and like so much fun. I hadn't heard of Washi Tape before, but I love that now too! :o)

Have fun filling in your days!

Kerri said...

valerie- the washi tape is everywhere!! it's a japanese tape but everyone including 3m and martha stewart has versions of it. michael's, walmart, target etc carry it. it is awesome. you could use it for so much, including wrapping packages in plain paper but with funky tape!
thx for the encouragement! :)