Here’s a peek inside my most recent art journal.
One thing I’ve learned, after twenty (yes, twenty!) years of keeping art journals is it is valuable to vary the size and shape of the book form you work in…Each new shape is a new creative and compositional challenge.
What size do you gravitate towards? How do you keep a creative project fresh after years (or decades) of practice?
Things we carry with us each day contain little surprises, little moments of beauty.
The most interesting part, the most aesthetically pleasing part may not be the image at all...it might be the edges.
Where does one color come up against another?
Where do the textures create visual interest?
...even stray threads or worn down edges...
When I'm working on a single page, I am not thinking about what came before or what comes next...
...but later, reflecting back, context provides all sorts of interesting areas to explore...
...and then, I close the book and move on to the next thing.
A stop-motion video of my August 20 - October 16 2017 art journal.
Completed this altered book art journal today...I cut a library discard book about contemporary architecture from the 1950's in half and rounded the edges. I worked in this book from July 24th, 2016 - October 10th, 2016.