Ok, grab a drink, go to the washroom, get comfy, and stay awhile. I have lots going on and lots to share in this post!
I've been asked so many times, and I've taken the plunge. Wanna create this page?? I've finally made a tutorial series that will show you how I layer. Yes, yes... it's free. I'm really excited to share this with you all, I am having so much fun! Many years ago I used to work and teach in a scrapbook store. I loved it, helping and inspiring others, sharing my passions. These videos have sparked that teacher (aka enabler, hehehe) that has been neglected for so long. I have made four videos so far.
Check them all out on my Youtube: Journal Artista
Please don't forget to rate/subscribe/comment... all that goodness. :) It is much appreciated. Thanks so much to everyone that has commented so far. I'm just so happy that others are learning and enjoying, that I'm able to inspire others to create.
There is lots of creating going on on my couch as well, here are a few:
I really love how these pages turned out. I seem to be in this creative groove lately. Maybe it's the pain meds. LOL, just kidding... I hope! ;) Seriously though, the second one was so fun to do. The layering of paints on the flower was a first for me, and I love how it turned out. I did the page almost entirely with craft paints, except for some titanium white on the flower. I really want to paint and draw more in my journals, I'm starting to feel more comfortable.
I've finally finished another page for the Year in the Life of an Art Journal. It feels so good to challenge myself, change it up a bit. The prompt was Tangled.
I have been making those tangles on the right since I was very young. I loved colouring so much I would just draw this big mess and colour it in. I've always found it relaxing. That square pattern stamp is from Club Scrap.
Here are a couple of new pages from my new journal. Number 7, can you believe it?
I see a slightly different style emerging from me within this journal, not sure why... not sure even if it's any different, it could be just the size of the journal that is playing with my perception.
On to non-artsy things. I got the staples taken out of my leg today. What a weird and terrible experience! The accident was two weeks ago tomorrow, and today was the first time I saw my foot. It looked so scary! I have been saying that I broke it in two places, but I was informed today that I actually broke it in 3 places. I am a proud owner of a screw, 6 pins and a plate. I also had about 30 staples that they removed. As a good scrapbooker/art journaler, I busted out my camera and took pics of my foot and the xrays. Crazy eh? The strange thing is, I can look at the pictures and it doesn't seem like me. Denial I guess. :) The good news is, I'm apparently healing well.
Phew! I think I'm done! I'll be back tomorrow with some cool new links I have to share. :) Thanks to those that have sent so many well wishes my way, it has helped me more than I can express.