Monday, February 6, 2012

Art Journal Page and tiny, tiny art...

Soon after we return to Washington, I have a couple of classes to teach at our local Community Schools. One of these classes is on Art Journaling. The problem is, I forgot to bring my journal along on this trip! So no new pages to show as examples... Since I didn't want to go into the class with only older work to show, and because I wanted to show my students alternative journal choices, I picked up this old Readers Digest book.
and covered it with this paper,

and started painting, tearing and pasting into it...

Isn't this little guy adorable? Makes me grin every time I see the ad he is pulled from. The quote reads;

"Today I bent the truth to be kind, 
and I have no regret. 
For I am far surer of what is kind,
 than I am of what is true."
-Robert Brault

 I decided the subject of this journal will be simply, "Things That Make Me Happy". I plan to fill it only with images, memories, art and words that make me smile. I think it will be the perfect place to practice my doodling lessons, and store my favorite quotes.

Since this is Monday, and I have been out of the loop with Every Inchie Monday, AND I finally have a decent WiFi connection, I also uploaded my latest inchie, the subject this week was "flyer", which was just too easy considering my connection to Flytribe! :) I finally got a chance to watch the last two videos in Strathmore's Online Workshop, and they were the best ones by far! I am really going to love playing with random mark making in my new journal. Until next time...enjoy!


  1. I love the idea of inchies but haven't done any yet. That's great! Can't wait to hear how the vending machine collection is going.

  2. I love the quote!! And the Doodle came out awesome!! I have a hard enough time with ATCs, so I can't imagine doing inchies ;)

  3. What a fun journal to show them as an example! That quote is beyond perfect for my day today!!!!

  4. Love your work, and that quote touched my heart. Thank you!