It is summer but it feels like autumn today...a grey, rainy day here in Holland!
But this bad weather was great for working in my art journal...
"Watch the sunrise at least once a year. Put a lot of marshmellows in your hot chocolate. Lie on your back and look at the stars. Never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline. Don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones."
I created several pages lately, trying different things, just what I felt like doing.
It is all about being creative and not about the results! Although I like what came out of my hands....
Simple collage, combined with text on a background of Neocolors and stamps:
Doodling, in black and white...
..and colored with Prismacolor pencils:
More doodling and coloring with Prismacolor pencils:
Collage on a background of scrapbookpaper, cut to A4 size.
I would have loved to credit the designer of the scrapbookpaper, but I threw away the strips with their name on it...However, their papers make a quick and easy backgroud!
I just added the cutout of the woman and the text (in red). I made some blue dots too.
The same for this page, only without an image. Just added the journaling (found on Pinterest) and a little bit of extra doodling.
As I said before, it was all about being creative. No fancy techniques, no complicated collages, I just kept things simple...and the fact that I'm happy with the results is a bonus!
Finally, after a long time...I found a new job...one that I really, really, really wanted and never dreamed of finding it again. I just finished my first week....Instead of working 16 hours a week (divided in cleaning and being a mailwoman) I now work for 24 hours a week at the office. So I'm feeling good!!! And tired....:-)
I even managed to squeeze in some time for art journaling: