Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Creativity Flourishes :)

So, is it OK that I added that smile in the title? I tend to add that smile to nearly almost every email, every text I send... my friend the other day said that I smile an awful lot. But, it's better than frowning, right? So :) :) :) !!!!

I've been creative in my art journal lately. Sometimes I take brief sabbaticals, as I get caught up in other things, but I always return to my art journal, a place of comforting memories and fun tidbits. Here are two spreads I've done lately:

It was also interesting today that I took a trip to a local Michael's Arts and Crafts store, and I discovered that they have so much now for the art journal! From at least three different brands of washi tape to stickers made of actual burlap to a whole rack of all different kinds of markers/pens for journaling. I'd had a few dollars left from a gift card I'd received for Christmas, but if I'd had more money, I am certain there is much I would have gotten. :) There I go with the smile again!

I do have to state, however, for the record... I think Prismacolor colored pencils are fantastic, but they are TOO expensive!!!

So, it's a brand new year... who wants to start an art journal???

13 comments:

Kelly Bermudez said...

I really want to start a journal once we get a house:))FUN!!

Kim said...

You've been busy! :) Yes, I noticed the other day that Michaels had a whole section for journals now!
I have always kept a journal . . .just writing. Maybe I need to add something more to it ;) Thanks for the inspiration Jen!

Kim said...

:) :) :):) smiling is good :)

N. said...

I agree with Kim, smiling is good! I love that you keep your creativity flowing all day. My mom used to stress to me all the time, "You never get too old for an imagination!" She's right!
Noelle

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I like that you started your post with a smile....hmmmm, I always end mine with my name and a smile...same thing? A smile at both ends might be good!

Jennifer said...

I love the musical page, obviously! :) :)

Christine Linton said...

Yes an art journal sounds cool - I already journal about my art but I mean one to purely make art in .....

Solhful said...

Great art journal work! Michael's sounds like the place to be; wish there was one closer to me!!

sammysgrammy said...

You are an inspiration, Jen

Niki Jackson said...

It's so great that you get so much joy from your art journal Jen! I'm glad you were able to get some fun stuff to play with. Keep smiling :) xx

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Both your pages are beautiful. I want to start my art journal, but will wait a while... When I feel like digging in I will share :) I love to smile too lol

Carolyn Dube said...

I agree that the Prismacolors are fabulous pencils! Your journal pages are great- love the floating instrument!

Loretta said...

Stickers made of burlap sound cool! Have fun with your art journal and keep smiling!