An Autumn Art Journal (so far)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I am currently participating in Janel's "I Will Fall For You" art journal class. I have never made an art journal before- and quite frankly, I had little idea what it was. I liked what I saw with Janel's art journals that she posted, but I didn't think I could lose my inhibition enough to let my own creativity flow like that. Lately, I've been trying my hand at sewing- and with sewing, you gotta follow rules.

After a particularly frustrating sewing session I said to myself: "Don't you miss throwing some stuff around on a page, wildly expressing yourself through slightly blurred eyes until you feel like you're done and then look at the finished product and wonder how you got there?"

At first, with this art journal class I was insecure and intimidated by everyone's creativity- but now I am having so much fun with it! I use weird things like doilies and foil cupcake liners and masking tape and I think it's looks good because it feels good. I almost forgot what it felt like to be the kind-of-out-there-artsy-kid.

I will go ahead and post what I'm doing every 5 pages. At the end of the month, I'll post the whole book together (mostly for my benefit, since it would be nice to see it all laid out).


"Title Page"

"Journal Goals"

"Fall is a time for..."



  1. seems right up your alley! looks like fun, good job!

  2. I love this! Bro. Samuelson often includes stuff like this in his regular journals...sometimes a thought is better expressed with a sketch or a collage or a poem, so that's what he uses. I love the idea of a "multi-media journal." I'm almost done with my current journal. Maybe the next one will be a lot more artsy!

  3. I love ur pages and I totally followed ur inspiration and used magazine pages for my latest page! It is sooo fun, and so relax to me just to spend time beiNG CREATIVE!


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