Monday, May 31, 2010

art journal

I've been browsing blogland lately and I keep lingering on art journal blogs like this one.  It just looks like such a creative and pretty way to express yourself.  I don't feel like there is as much pressure as there is if you were to paint a picture.  Paintings require a lot of mental preparation whereas art journaling is a lot more laid back and improvisational.  You get an idea of what you want to do and go with it.  I love that with mixed media art, you can incorporate everyday mundane things like masking tape.  It makes me feel like a little kid in art class.  It is pretty amazing really what you can do with things like construction paper, watercolors, glue, stamps, torn pieces of paper, ball point pens, and tape.  This is my first art journal page.  I'm pretty pleased with the results.  I can't wait to do more!!

2 comments:

LunieBin said...

Hey Nicole...Amy (your penpal here)...I absolutely LOVE your first art journal page..I am so excited that you are doing it..It is very therupeutic.......I have a really long letter to send you and I will be mailing it tomorrow so keep on the lookout.....I kind of rambled in the letter so bare with it..haha...I hope all is well with you.......What are you thinking about the art journal thing? If you like it I can make you something....but it is a secret.....hahaha....I am so excited.....

Nicole Coffin. said...

Thanks Amy. I'm loving it so far! I've been feeling pretty crafty lately. Journaling is fun. It's instant gratification.