Changing My Approach to Art Journaling

For the past two years I have had the same approach to art journaling: participate in as many challenges and create as much as possible. That’s worked well for me and I have developed a lot in my style and my ability to create quickly. But towards the second half of 2018, art journaling started …

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52 Self Portraits

At the start of January I embarked on another journey of self-discovery, using Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd's self portrait class. It's a series of prompts to take one photo a week and represented your self. Unfortunately the class is no longer available to purchase. Like all of Vanessa's classes, it's developed its own meaning and become so …

Urban Nature

I have always lived in cities where there shouldn't be cities: Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Madrid. Deserts and swamps, drought and blizzards. Perhaps I am drawn to the conflict of taming nature, of wanting to be both in nature and a city. I have recently started collecting indoor plants, in an attempt to make the white …

Yellow blast

Here it is- the next round of the Colour Blast art journal project! This is a monthly or so collaborative round robin that I work on with six other artists. Each of us has a colour and we each take turns creating art in each others colour journal. This round I had yellow. Yellow makes me think …

Season of Giving

December was a tough month for me mentally. It was my first time not celebrating Christmas at my parents. On top of that, I had a bunch of papers to write (in the English Uni system finals are for about a month after classes end, so you often end up studying or writing over Christmas …