04 September 2011

It's in the Details

In the midst of all the newness of starting another academic term, I've managed to find some time to work in my art journal. Admittedly, part of this has to do with the fact that the library was closed for several days and I was waiting for my new computer to be delivered – there were few things to do!

I love how this spread turned out: it's brightly colored and full of fun details. It became a tribute to the summer, with its warmth, adventure, and sun-filled days. And the flap below? In July my silly brother decided to do a flip into the swimming pool and cracked his forehead open with his knee. I'm not quite sure how it happened. (Don't you worry, he has completely healed!)

I don't often do themed journal pages; I'm more inclined to follow my instinct and play with layers, colors, and texture as I go. It's such fun, though, to break away from the familiar and delve into an unexplored technique. Do you often use themed prompts to guide a journal spread?

Check out more photos here.


Erica said...

Where can I find themed prompts for an art journal? Usually journal prompts are strictly about writing. I haven't opened my art journal for months and I've only written one journal entry in the past two weeks (it was about planning to write more often). IDK, I'm just falling apart from myself right now. I haven't been me for quite some time, and I don't know how to go back to who I know and love.

These pages are beautiful Ingrid, and I'm so thankful you shared them with us. I'm sorry I've not gotten you a package together yet. I've been so sad, depressed, completely not myself in mind body and spirit. I am going to start putting some things together for you as soon as I post this comment, but it will be a bit still before I get to go through all of my forgotten bits to pick out the nicest of the nice for you.

I love you, thank you for being my friend.

Deanna said...

I love these pages Ingrid. The colors are great. I sometimes do themed pages but I actually have a hard time coming up with a theme most of the time so I try to just start with color.

yolande k said...

It's wonderful, I love your pages, the colours, the journaling ! Sorry for my poor english !


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