Recently, I discovered Michelle Ward's blog, where she combines stories about her personal life and peeks into her Art Journal and lots more.
Then, as I browsed her blog a bit more, I stumbled across her Crusade pages, monthly prompts to use in your Art Journal, on tags, ATCs, etc. etc.
This month, the prompt is about writing in your Art Journal. And guess what.. I've been doing that more and more lately. I used to only draw and paint in my Journal, but lately I've found that it's much more fun if I turn my Art Journal into an actual journal, but with art in it..
Here are my latest pages:
I had to do something special with the ATC's I received in the swap I had done with American 5th graders, so I made a little booklet to go into my Journal.
Sinterklaas is the Dutch Santa. He comes from Spain, does not have reindeer but a white horse and travels from Spain to Holland by steamer. He is obviously real, the Easter bunny isn't..
Oh how I love my Art Journal. This time I used masking tape and wrote on it with a sharpie.
At the car boot sale we found a set of Magnetic Poetry, you know, the one that goes on your fridge. I decided to write the 'poetry' I came up with picking a few words out of the box down in my Art Journal.
Day 100 in my Project 365 was a tough one. I could not come up with anything I thought was good enough, which in turn made me feel.. well.. bleeehhhhh! Best to let it out, and what better place than a colourful page in my Art Journal.
I kinda like this combination of writing and colour and collage. I think I'll be writing a lot more in my Art Journal from now on.
(These and more pictures can be found here.)