The Painted Diaries – March (part 4)

During this past week I pretty much gave up trying to create separate poems in the double spreads. It was almost impossible not to get the words on each side of the page to talk to each other! I started to play around with watercolour mediums outside my paint box, such as Ecoline and Tombow …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 3)

I love it that poetry is back in my life. I have a feeling it will continue to make an appearance in my art journal pages even after this month is done. Here are my watercolour found poems for the last week in The Painted Diaries: I love how even though I think I am …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 2)

I am really enjoying this month's theme in The Painted Diaries. It feels so good to have included some poetry in my art practice. Here are the pages from the past week. For this page, I chose several earthy colours I almost never use: burnt umber, raw umber and raw sienna. I love how golden …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 1)

The theme for March in The Painted Diaries is watercolour. I’ve been missing poetry in my life lately so I decided to combine abstract watercolour backgrounds with fragments from my “found poetry” box. I became so fond of collecting scraps for last month's colour assemblage theme, I started this new box just for words and …

Poetry art journal 2.0 (part 1)

Last year, several poetically-inclined artists from the Get Messy community started a collaboration inspired by our favourite poems. We all had a fabulous time making art in each other's journals. You can see some of the pages I created for this collaborations here and here. Unfortunately, most of the journals went missing in the post …

My voice, the fire

The woman is tending my voice. Night after night, I see her, strong and deeply connected to the earth, the open air. I am unfamiliar with this language but I can see the golden heart she speaks of. A moment billows, comes towards me, even now, while the woman is shining in the clear blue …

Foot

I am never the same, one day to the next, shrinking close and down then out, out into the distance. Instead of being the universe, I fly into mind – a million drops of water reach the furthest edges. Cinderella in a mythical landscape, I am a beast. I swallow ancient cities searching for my …

Anatomy of an art journaling page

Many of the art journaling spreads I have done so far have been inspired by prompts and tutorials from the various classes I have taken and from the wonderful creative team over at Get Messy. One of the suggestions in the Initiation art journaling class I am taking with Juliana Coles is to choose a …

The Season of Contrast

The Season of Contrast at Get Messy Art Journal is drawing to a close. And what a wonderful season it has been! Over the course of the last few weeks, I have had all sorts of things going on my life plus I was very much involved with the NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. As a result, the season's …