Can you tell I live in the North American west coast rain forest? No matter the color scheme, the coniferous trees are a constant source of inspiration.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The second journal I'm working on finishing began its life as a sketchbook. Most of the pages are kraft, and a few are cream. I stumbled upon a You Tube video by Robyn McClendon in which she prints in a kraft journal and a light bulb lit up in my head. I may change my mind again, but so far, I'm having lots of fun!
Each day I work with a different color palette.
A few trees are making an appearance.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Sprayed Ink Accordian Journal
Zeigarnik is the psychological fixation on unfinished tasks. Zeigarnik explains why I spend so much time thinking about my unfinished journals. You can read more about it and see some beautiful sketchbook pages here, on Laurie Doctor's blog. She talks about how this is linked to procrastination, productivity, and multi-tasking.
Although I feel better knowing why I think about it and how to solve it, getting at the solution is harder than it looks. (I already knew what the solution is - just finish them!) Even before I read Laurie's article, I began to take the unfinished journals off my shelf and work on finishing them.
I'm trying to do them in the order in which they were started. This is the first, an accordian journal just waiting for a few small entries to complete it.
Now it is done:
And on the reverse:
Here's a close-up of a few of my favorite pages:
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Stamps by Magenta
When you're a card maker, you start thinking about Christmas quite early. I've seen a few Christmas cards and tags around my blog hopping, and they inspired these.
Stamps by Clearly Wordsworth
Although they are Artist Trading Cards, they can be made into a card quite easily.