August 13, 2015

Art Journal Pages, Birds and Faces

colorful art journal page with a bird

Last week I showed a detail shot of this page in progress. It's finished now. :)
Be happy and put yourself out there.
I love how art journaling is a way to process what's going on inside your heart and head. Sometimes if you tune in and listen you can hear the truth cut through all noise.

colorful art journal page with girl's face

This one's not finished yet, but I am taking Kim Dellow up on her Show Your Face challenge to create and post faces. This is another page in my larger size journal, which I seem to be enjoying. No words for this page yet. A lot of times the words don't find me until the page is done - or nearly done.

Does art journaling help you process things? Let me know in the comments.

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Show Your Face.


-Laney

40 comments

  1. Lovely and colourful work in your journal, happy PPF, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. Happy PPF to you, too. :)

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  2. So rich in beautiful colours and figures. Love especially the first with the cute bird :)

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  3. You paint such happy art. Beautiful work.

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  4. Lovely pages! bright colors make me happy :) yes, art journaling does help me process things, and often helps me remember good experiences. I try to be mindful of the day-to-day joys and record them in my journal. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! ♥

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    1. Thanks Dianne. I like what you said about art journaling helping you to remember the good experiences!

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  5. Those colours make me happy, wonderful art work. Happy Friday, sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Thanks Maarit! Have a great weekend!

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  6. It looks done to me! It's fabulous! Love your girly.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Suz and for your sweet comment!

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  8. Happy, colorful pieces! To me, bright fun colors make me smile. I art journal but I think my way is a little different than what "art journaling" is, and yes it can turn a difficult day into a great day and I get so much inspiration from it,. I have started series of different paintings or drawings from it. And I learn a lot to about how to do art and about myself. It also takes away some of the pain in my body as I loose myself in whatever I am working on. That is the best part, to really get into the piece where time flies by and it's almost like meditating. Great post! Hugs, Rasz #55

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    1. Thanks Rasz! I love that feeling of being "in the flow" - you are right - it's meditative. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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  9. I love all your bright colors. Your work in progress has a good start. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. I find that I like working larger, too.

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    1. Hi Neena! Thanks. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed the larger size.

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  10. Oooh! I really like the first one. It's sort of a folk art style to me. I think it would awesome on a card.

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  11. The bird and all the extra circles and dots and colors are extraordinary. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. I love your colors here. The bird piece is so joyful to look at. Have a great weekend.

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  13. I love your colors here. The bird piece is so joyful to look at. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Erika. Have a good weekend :)

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  14. Your bird picture is terrific, love the patterns swirling round the colourful friendly bird.

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  15. I love the colors in these paintings. Very fun and upbeat!

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    1. Thanks Irene - I do have a thing for bright, happy colors. :)

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  16. Oh I like these a lot. So happy ad colorful. I did it.... my first Art Journal Page is posted. Thanks for your help and tips.

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    1. Thanks Wanda! And good for you for posting your first art journal page! I'll plan to head over to check it out.

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  17. She looks very contemplative! I find art journalling is good for writing out problem or annoyances and then covering over with gesso, adding paint or collage, and writing solutions or at least positive words to transform the angst. My angst is usually about trying to decide what art to do that day and so its a very good soloution for me. Bye for now!!

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    1. I love hearing your responses about how art journaling helps you! Writing out your problems and then covering over with positives is a great practice. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. I love this page, the color, the bird, and the face drawing is beautiful, you did a wonderful job of creating beautiful art

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    1. Thanks for stopping by leekrek and for that nice compliment. Have a good week!

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  19. I love working in my journal, although I've been doing so many other projects lately it has rather taken a 'back seat'. I think you're right that sometimes working in a journal can help us to process many things and get everything into perspective. I love your page with its bright colours and the wonderful bird. The woman's face is lovely too: she looks as if she is dreaming. It's bright and detailed but serene too. xxx

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    1. Thank you Julie Ann Lee! I love hearing how other artists use art journaling - and I know sometimes things get busy and we can't always spend as much time as we might like. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. i love the colors in your pages!! they make me happy :)

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  21. Stunning pages...love the birdy one..and wip is also calming and beautiful! I am the same sometimes words just don't come. They seem to come more with my digital art than my painted ones...

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks Giggles! How interesting that the words find you more often when you work digitally.

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  22. Oh wow Laney, so good to see you on the Show Your Face linky, thanks for linking up and for the shout out too. I love your pages, so colourful! Your face WIP is wonderful and I love your bird. Kx

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