Random Pages (Art Journaling)

I haven’t posted much here lately, but I have been working in my art journal. It is my peace, my safe space. I fight with my inner critic constantly that I am not as good as others, that I am in fact just horrible at this. I bet you do too. I have to remind myself that I don’t do this so that people will say, “Oh! I love your work!” I do it because it calms me. When I truly let go and just draw whatever I want, or rip up magazines and paste all over a page, or splash paint on paper or canvas, I feel at peace with myself. And that is all that matters.

Here are random ‘peaceful’ moments that I carved out of the busy month of November. I expect less in December, but I will still try to at the very least do some sketching for later use in the new year. Some of these are finished; some of them are backgrounds for later journaling.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Take time to nurture yourself, create something – anything, and BE PEACEFUL!

Karen

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Collage – acrylics, marker, cut out paper, washi tape, stamping

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Acrylic, cardstock cutout and marker

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Neocolor crayon spritzed with water, marker

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Stamps from Unity, Neocolor crayon

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A bit of everything! Magazine cutouts, washi tape, markers, acrylics, stamps

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Background is washed out Neocolor crayon, Zig pen markers, picture of my granddaughter

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Neocolor crayon and marker

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Neocolor crayon spritzed with water (I LOVE this technique!)

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Acrylic paint, marker, and some flower doo-dads

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Neocolor crayon and stamping. The girl is a cutout that I pasted on with gel medium.

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Almost all acrylic paint and stamping.

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Acrylic paint and markers. The girl is a cutout that I drew in my sketchbook. Her dress is cardstock.

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Acrylic, cut out girl (not painted yet). This is a page I will journal on later.

DSCN0551[1]Laid up with a hurting back. Just doodling while resting on the couch with a heating pad. Can’t wait to color it in while watching television. 🙂

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