Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

In keeping with my resolution to work on my own projects this year, on my desk you will find page 1 of my art journal “Anatomy of My Thoughts”.  

When I stumbled upon this book I had an “Ahaa moment”.  A “That’s it!  That’s what I have been trying to do!” moment.  My heart raced as I finally found the style of art journaling I was trying to express.

 A Year of Altered Books: January: Simple page.

I joined this year long course because of my love for working in altered books and using paint.  One thing I learned about myself last year is that I love to paint.  I can’t paint an image not even a basic flower but I made the decision to not let that stop me.
Directions were to keep the page simple; creating a background, layering ONE figure on it, and then using some of the new techniques she taught us to finish the page. No embellishments or lumpy extras---just paints, and your figure. This is hard considering most of my work looks like this:

I am still swapping but I cut WAY back.  I have a few ATC and Rolodex series that I enjoy and I belong to several art journal round robins but other than that I now am working on projects simply for myself.

Happily rejoining in with What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.


  1. I think we all go through stages of what we enjoy doing at any given point in time. I like dimensional projects, but I also like pages with just paint. Art journalling should always be about you. I find at the moment I still need the prompts and challenges and guidance, but I'm sure that will change in the future when I can be more independent. Love your pages and your new art journal. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #52

  2. Cool! I LOVE your rich use of texture in all the ATC's, especially the yellow organic beauty. Happy WOYWW!

  3. I love to paint too :) Love the simple page and might need to read that book. Happy WOYWW :) Shel#71

  4. Oh I can SOOOO Relate... Smile... I too have decided 2015 is all about ART for MEEE! Love our work, love your space! TFS, Lynne #74

  5. LOVE the purple ATC roledex card - now I know what to do with my old roledex! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #59

  6. I am so glad to see the progress you are making to enjoy yourself and create for you.

  7. Hello!

    Your workdesk looks lovely! It is good that you now have your journal - love your artwork! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara DIane

  8. I love all the bright colors and rich textures of your projects!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #14

  9. Well, I personally love the ATCs with all those yummy layers. Hope your journaling goes well this year.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #26

  10. Love the Rolodex and ATC especially the purple one. I am just getting into art journaling seriously this year. I find it the most relaxing of all the crafts that I do! Have a great week. Vickie #31

  11. Wonderful projects! Great variety too.

  12. I love your page! I love the movement that you feel through the whole thing. It doesn't feel simple or under-embellished at all. It is just totally different from what you usually do. Never fear, both styles can still be you. Enjoy journaling! Judy #76


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